My wife and I play Texas Holdâ€™em poker in a local league. The games are sponsored by and held at local bars and restaurants with no fee to play and prizes awarded for top finishers. Last night we played in a tournament at a local bar and grill and since they serve alcohol of course we were unarmed. When we arrived we noticed a few friends standing outside and they looked over when they heard our car horn sound as we locked the car and set the alarm. We all went inside and I spent the next four hours passing chips from my stack to everyone elseâ€™s. I couldnâ€™t get a good hand to save my life. When we finished we walked out to our car to find someone in the driverâ€™s seat attempting to start it. I recognized him as someone I had seen drinking in the bar and jerked open the door and told him to get the out of my car. He started arguing that it was his car and kept trying to put his keys in the ignition. I could tell by his actions and his slurred speech that he was drunk as sin and told him that if he didnâ€™t get out of the car immediately I would remove him by force. He got out but kept insisting that it was his car. At this point I called 911 on my cell and told them what was going on and to send a patrol car. At this the drunk starts to leave and I tell him that if he takes another step I will use force to restrain him. He starts begging me to give him a break and all sorts of trash and I tell him to just be quiet and let the cops sort it out. He starts to walk off again and again I tell him not to try to leave or I would put him on the ing ground. Right then an off-duty LEO that had been playing poker with us steps in and tells the guy that he is going no where and has me step back to avoid a confrontation until the on-duty officers arrive. Once the patrol car arrived they cuffed the drunk and put him in the back of their car and took statements from us and a few witnesses. They asked if we wanted to press charges and I told them I most certainly would. They tell me he will be charged with criminal trespass and possibly unlawful entry. At this point Iâ€™m a bit shocked and ask why he wonâ€™t be charged with DUI. The officer informs me that Albany has no law to charge DUI unless the vehicle is actually in motion! Everywhere I have lived before they could charge you if you were in the car with keys in your possession. The truly scary part here is that this fool could have been on the road if he had got the car started! Things worked out ok in the end but had this guy been an armed car thief instead of a stupid drunk I may have been in some real trouble. Had he been bigger than me and intent on fighting because I was trying to stop him I could have been in danger as well. Now if I were able to carry in establishments that serve alcohol I would have not been at so much of a disadvantage to protect myself, my wife and my property. We need to remove these restrictions that disarm the law abiding and put them at risk!