2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 3 - Disorderly Conduct and Riots
39-17-310 - Public intoxication.

39-17-310. Public intoxication.

(a)  A person commits the offense of public intoxication who appears in a public place under the influence of a controlled substance or any other intoxicating substance to the degree that:

     (1)  The offender may be endangered;

     (2)  There is endangerment to other persons or property; or

     (3)  The offender unreasonably annoys people in the vicinity.

(b)  A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]  

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