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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Ask Annette

Editor’s Note: Every week, the Aggie will ask Annette Spicuzza UCD police chief the burning, sometimes incriminating, questons students often wonder. Here is this week’s installment.

Q: What type of behavior qualifies as “drunk in public?”

A: If you demonstrate an incapacity to care for yourself or you’re a danger to yourself or others, you can be deemed “drunk in public.” So, for instance, staggering so much that you can’t keep your footing and may fall into traffic; or slurring your words; can’t comprehend directions; loud and boisterous behavior and smell of alcoholic beverage. Remember, 21 is the age of legal drinking, but that doesn’t give you the right to be “drunk in public.” Never drive if you’ve been drinking or get into a car with someone who has been drinking.

Got a question for Chief Spicuzza? E-mail it to campus@theaggie.org

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