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I always thought being under the influence was technically citable?

Posted by Dougsf | May 22, 2008 1:56 PM

There is a reason it is called "drunk and disorderly" the status of being intoxicated has to be accompanied by an offensive action. It isn't constitutional to criminalize a status, possession can be criminal however.

Posted by vooodooo84 | May 22, 2008 2:23 PM

Ahhhh, makes sense.

Posted by Dougsf | May 22, 2008 3:06 PM

What about DWB?

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 22, 2008 3:52 PM

Let's just stop handcuffing police!

Posted by Bob | May 22, 2008 5:52 PM

Isn't being obviously high reason to believe you have drugs on your person hence probable cause for a search?

Posted by w7ngman | May 22, 2008 5:56 PM

doesn't the DSHS office make 2nd avenue even sketchier than a dark alley?

Posted by doink | May 22, 2008 7:57 PM

Whew, what a relief! For a while there I was worried the police might do something about the junkies and muggers on on Second.

Posted by Stinky | May 23, 2008 10:45 AM

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