Impeachment of A Witness
1) in general, a person paying to stay in a hotel, motel or inn for a short time. 2) a person staying at another’s residence without charge, called a “social guest.” an important distinction is that a non-paying guest is not owed the duty of being provided a safe boarding space, as is a paying customer. thus if a social guest trips on a slippery rug, he/she has no right to sue for negligence, but a paying guest might. 3) an “automobile” guest is one who is a passenger without paying, as distinguished from a taxi fare, bus rider or one who has paid a friend to drive. however, the so-called “guest statute” may give a non-paying passenger the right to sue. an automobile guest is somewhat (but not entirely) analogous to the “social guest” in a residence.