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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1950 NO. 363 > Oct 6 1950

There is no statutory crime in merely being an intoxicated passenger in a private car which is parked or operated on a public highway.  Facts and circumstances, however, such as obscenity or disturbance of the public peace would bring the passenger within the purview of the prohibition of being intoxicated in a public place.