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DRUNK Definition & Legal Meaning

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A person is “drunk” when he is so far under the Influence of liquor that hispassions are visibly excited or his judgment impaired, or when his brain is so faraffected by potations of liquor that his intelligence. sense-perceptions, judgment, continuityof thought or of ideas, speech, and co-ordination of volition with muscular action(or some of these faculties or processes) are impaired or not under normal control.State v. Pierce. 65 Iowa. 85. 21 N. W. 195; Elkin v. Buschner (Pa.) 16 Atl. 104; Sapp v.State, 116 Ga. 1S2, 42 S. E. 411; Ring v. Ring, 112 Ga. 854, 38 S. E. 330; State v.Savage, 89 Ala. 1, 7 South. 183, 7 L. R. A. 426; Lewis r. Jones, 50 Barb. (N. T.) 667.


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