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Date: 03/13/14 12:42 PM

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 11:24 am
    Link: Makes No Sense - But they CAN and WILL do this. It`s the law.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5628 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    Stick it to the man: Don`t get so -faced that you can be charged with DUI, WUI or AnyUI.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    They won`t public intox you unless you are acting like an idiot, and public intox is a class 3 misdemeanor. the penalty is no fine and time served, which is usually 8 hours.

    Not a big deal. Don`t be an idiot.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
    716 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    Here in CA, public intoxication is only a crime if you also attack people physically or verbally. But they`ll sometimes put you in the drunk tank if you pass out on the sidewalk.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3080 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
    In PA, public intoxication is considered a crime if the drunken individual poses a danger to him/herself, property, or another person.

    So, I could amble drunkenly down the sidewalk, so long as I stay on the sidewalk, without the cops picking me up.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3901 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm
    They`ll only arrest you for public intoxication if you`re making a scene and acting like an a$$hole. If you get picked up for that chances are you deserved it.
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    kev25811 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    Freakonomics showed that drunk walking is every bit as dangerous as drunk driving. The only difference being, someone else is likely to do if you`re driving. YOU are likely to die if drunk walking.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35671 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    They do it all the time. But only if you have the resources to pay the fines & court fees. If you are a staggering drunk homeless guy they don`t arrest you and give you a warm place to sleep and a meal.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
    675 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    Usually, to get a PI in most cities (except possibly in some of small towns) you have to be pretty drunk, or creating a problem. I never arrested anyone for simply walking home drunk, nor do I know of any other officers who did. Not saying it never happens, I`m just saying it`s pretty uncommon, and your chances of being okay walking home are far better than if you get behind the wheel.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5561 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm
    Or, you know, you could just not drink so much that you can`t stand.

    If you`re so intoxicated that someone can look over and say `that guy is drunk,`
    -you went too far
    -you need a cab

    Just my opinion.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    Lol Gerry is right again
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    Kcorb Male 30-39
    61 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    Maybe this isn`t obvious, but the Police do not make the laws, they just enforce. Our elected officials make the laws.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35671 posts
    March 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Kcorb, too often the police choose which laws to enforce and which not to. Or when to escalate it and charge a higher crime...your word against theirs. Guess who the Judge believes.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    March 14, 2014 at 4:55 am
    I`m with piratefish on this one. How pissed do you have to be to get the attention of officers? This isn`t an issue except for a very special few, I`d guess.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2690 posts
    March 14, 2014 at 8:32 am
    Lying down and sleeping it off will get you busted, too. I know a guy who spent a weekend in jail for that.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    March 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

    You`re absolutely right some cops do escalate the do some a@@clowns that feel a need to be a tough guy/gal. It goes both ways.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
    320 posts
    March 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    SOME cops will. There are good cops who are actually trying to keep people safe. If someone`s walking home and not causing trouble, great.

    On the other hand, some police and even police departments make it more about meeting ticket quotas and charging fines. Auburnjunky, this might be of interest to you:

    An Auburn, Alabama, cop was fired because he tried to speak out against crap like that. He was silly enough to think his job was to keep people safe and keep the peace. Turns out not so much.

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