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Updated on Friday, July 25

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QUESTION: Public intoxication in Ontario.

Reading up into it officers basically have the right to ticket and detain you if they so feel like it.

Can somebody explain why I shouldn't worry about this?

12 comments

  1. don't be an idiot and no cop will have just cause to detain you

    and if they do then a lucrative civil suit would be in your near future

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  2. In Ontario you have to be substantially intoxicated to be fined, and intoxicated to the point of being a danger to yourself or others to be arrested.

    The police are not going to detain you unless you give them an explicit reason to. You shouldn't worry about it.

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  3. They put you in the drunk tank till you sober up and worry for a few hours

    then they let you go

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  4. You gotta be rowdy and unresting the civil order of things for that to get enforced

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  5. Also depends where you are. My friend was arrested in Grand Bend for being publicly intoxicated, although he was not being a danger to himself or others. Also will depend on if a cop feels like ruining your night.

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  6. As an ARBUS major who wants to go into Law, I know that as long as you always ask, "Am I being detained?" then it doesn't matter how intoxicated you are or how much you are slurring your words, the police cannot do anything to you. Just my two cents :)

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    1. I think this is sarcasm

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  7. Then don't get black out drunk and do shit you'll regret

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  8. Well if you follow the law, you won't have a reason to worry about it.

    And if you don't follow the law, you don't have a reason to worry about it if you don't act like a drunk douchebag.

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  9. If you're not acting drunk, they won't know. If you are acting drunk, you shouldn't be in public anyway.

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    1. Lol, have you ever left a bar or a friends house without going into public?

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