posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:53 AM
reply to post by kalisdad
You touched on something that perks my curiosity a bit - I'm not much of a drinker at all, so I wasn't really all that up on the laws. But it came up
in the original newspaper story that he wasn't even legally drunk - he was .06 and I think here the limit is .08 or .1 or something higher.
Anyway, they were saying that Georgia law basically lets a cop stop ANYONE and accuse them of public drunk - even if it is on private property if the
property is not theirs.
I knew someone once who went to a bar with a friend and had a beer, but he's not much of a bar type person, so he left - on foot. He said he was just
walking home when this cop car pulled up to him and he ran across a field and hid in some ivy. He got away. He felt like if he had NOT ran, they'd
have arrested him for public drunk even though he'd only had one beer and he didn't want to go to jail. Supposedly it is a good way to stop people
and hassle them, even take them to jail, and often if they are not drunk they then later drop the charges. I knew this guy wasn't a big drinker when
he'd told me that, but I figured if he ran it must have been because he had something else on him and didn't want to get caught.
1-7-2011 by hadriana because: grammar