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39-310.  Criminal law limitations. (1) With the exception of persons below the statutory age for consuming alcoholic beverages and of persons affected by the provisions of subsection (3) herein, no person shall be incarcerated or prosecuted criminally or civilly for the violation of any law, ordinance, resolution or rule that includes drinking, being a common drunkard, or being found in an intoxicated or addicted condition as one of the elements of the offense giving rise to criminal or civil penalty or sanction.
(2)  No county, municipality, or other political subdivision may interpret or apply any law of general application to circumvent the provision of subsection (1) of this section.
(3)  Nothing in this chapter shall affect any law, ordinance, resolution, or rule against drunken driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or other similar offense involving the operation of a vehicle, aircraft, boat, machinery, or other equipment, or regarding the sale, purchase, dispensing, possessing, or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs at stated times and places or by a particular class of persons, or regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon when intoxicated or under the influence of an intoxicating drink or drug, or regarding pedestrians who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs to a degree which renders them a hazard and who walk or are otherwise upon a highway except on a sidewalk, or regarding persons who are using or are under the influence of controlled substances or narcotic drugs and who are on public property, roadways or conveyances or on private property open to the public.
(4)  This chapter shall not limit or alter the terms or effect of section 18-116, Idaho Code.
(5)  Nothing in this chapter shall affect the enforcement of any other provisions of the uniform controlled substances act.

[39-310, added 1975, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 1987, ch. 289, sec. 9, p. 615; am. 2002, ch. 189, sec. 1, p. 544.]

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