Should Sleeping in Class, Drunk, Be a Crime?

December 4, 2015

A student at California's College of Marin is facing criminal charges for being drunk and asleep in class, The Marin Independent Journal reported. The charges are public intoxication and possessing an alcoholic beverage on school grounds. The student was charged in August after the police received a tip that a student was passed out and drunk in a class. Authorities then found that the student had a high blood-alcohol level, and a bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum in his backpack. The student's lawyer said any punishment in this case should be from the college and not the criminal justice system.

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