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Thursday, February 09, 2006 

"Sir, Can You Step off of the Sidewalk?"

Thanks to Dan Filler at Concurring Opinions, I now know that walking while drunk is illegal in Alabama.
Alabama law provides that "a pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree which renders himself a hazard shall not walk or be upon a highway." A highway, in turn, is "the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel."
As far as a quick glance at the Wis Stats tells me, we don't have a law like this. That's probably good too. The police could just set up checkpoints on Milwaukee St, Water St, Old World Third, and Wells near Marquette and hand out tickets left and right. This wouldn't bother me, since I never touch alcohol or go to bars.

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