Boozehounds, Beware: You’re Not Welcome in This State’s Bars

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In Alaska, it is illegal to be drunk in a bar. State laws say anyone already drunk may not “knowingly” enter a bar to drink more, or remain in the watering hole where they became inebriated.

Plainclothes officers positioned in bars to spot such revelers will call in uniformed officers to make an arrest. Once a person is arrested, the suspect is cited and then released in an effort to modify both bars and the bargoers’ behavior. 

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