State v. Haight
In State v. Haight, 2 Conn. Cir. Ct. 79, 194 A.2d 718 (1963), the defendant appealed from the judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor in violation of General Statutes 14-227, now 14-227a, and operating a motor vehicle while his license was under suspension in violation of 14-215. State v. Haight, supra, 2 Conn. Cir. Ct. at 80.
He argued that neither statute applied because he was operating his motor vehicle in a private parking lot. Id. Although both statutes prohibited the "operation" of a motor vehicle without qualification, the court affirmed the judgment of conviction under 14-227 as consistent with precedent; see State v. Piette, 16 Conn. Sup. 357 (1949); but reversed the judgment as to the conviction under 14-215 for the reasons that the defendant in this case now urges us to adopt. See State v. Haight, supra, 2 Conn. Cir. Ct. at 81-82.