Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AK Town Proposes To Make Walking on Public Streets While Intoxicated A Crime

So you've had a few drinks and need to get home now. So how do you do it, jump in a car or take the "safe" route and walk home? Well, conventional wisdom suggests walking but a small town in Alaska says if you've been drinking, they don't want you on their streets as a pedestrian and are proposing to amend the town's public decency ordinance to prohibit walking on public streets while intoxicated.

Okay, no one likes to see a drunk staggering around, I'll give them that, but worried walking advocates say this might encourage intoxicated folks to get in a car instead. Where the Sidewalk Starts looks at the issue.

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