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The 1979 Session passed a bill that requires a person convicted of driving under the influence to complete an alcohol or drug education traffic school. This memorandum summarizes the legislation and discusses some of the changes that could cause problems as judges and others begin to apply the statutes.
The 1978 General Assembly passed an act to decriminalize public intoxication. To follow-up on this decision, the next year the General Assembly also authorized a study carried out by the Mental Health Study Commission. A detailed description of the report and its results are discussed.
North Carolina authorizes the use of either blood or breath tests, depending on which test the arresting officer designates. This memorandum discusses the legal requirements for admitting chemical test evidence in drunk driving cases.
In North Carolina, about one third of the non-traffic and 10 percent of all arrests are for public drunkenness. Crowell discusses the North Carolina laws for dealing with public drunkenness and the methods for treatment.