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2017 Arkansas Code
Title 5 – Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 – Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, or Welfare
Chapter 71 – Riots, Disorderly Conduct, Etc.
Subchapter 2 – Offenses Generally
§ 5-71-212. Public intoxication — Drinking in public
- (a) A person commits the offense of public intoxication if he or she appears in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance to the degree and under circumstances such that:
- (1) The person is likely to endanger himself or herself or another person or property; or
- (2) The person unreasonably annoys a person in his or her vicinity.
- (b) Public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor.
- (c) A person commits the offense of drinking in public if the person, other than in a place of business licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, consumes any alcoholic beverage:
- (1) In any public place;
- (2) On any highway or street;
- (3) Upon any passenger coach, streetcar, or in or upon any vehicle commonly used for the transportation of passengers; or
- (4) In or about any depot, platform, waiting station or room, or other public place.
- (d) Drinking in public is a Class C misdemeanor.
- (e) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to prohibit or restrict the consumption of an alcoholic beverage when consumed as a part of a recognized religious ceremony or ritual.
Hot Springs Police Officer Ugartechea was dispatched to the Bypass in the area of the McLeod Exit yesterday in reference to a silver Honda car parked with parking flashers on.
Off. Ugartechea made contact with the driver, who was allegedly slumped over the wheel. The driver, Daniel Max Brown, 29 of Music Mountain Terrace in Hot Springs, was found to allegedly have slurred speech, droopy eyelids, was extremely disoriented and had trouble staying awake. Once out of the vehicle, Mr. Brown was allegedly unsteady on his feet.
A computer check revealed that Mr. Brown is currently on Court ordered Arkansas Community Correction supervision with a search waiver on file. Parolee/Probationer Brown was arrested for appearing to be manifestly under the influence of a mind altering substance in public and he was searched.
During the search, officers allegedly located 3 baggies of methamphetamine in his sock and wallet.
Par/Pro Brown was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Possession Of Meth with Intent To Deliver and Public Intoxication with a bond totaling $10,500.