Court upholds Scottsdale's public intoxication law
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
PHOENIX (AP) - Scottsdale is once again enforcing its own public intoxication laws.
That's after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge overturned a city court ruling and reinstated the ordinance.
In 2011, a Scottsdale Municipal Court judge ruled that the city's ordinance designed to police public drunken behavior conflicted with state law and therefore could not be enforced.
The city appealed the ruling.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen recently reversed the municipal court's order.
He stated that the city's code is constitutional and doesn't circumvent the state Legislature's intent in the Arizona statutes pertaining to public intoxication.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/Y4QECz) says Scottsdale didn't enforce public intoxication ordinance laws while the case was in the appeal process.
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