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§122C‑303.  Use of jail for care for intoxicated individual.

In addition to the actionsauthorized by G.S. 122C‑301(a), an officer may assist an individual foundintoxicated in a public place by directing or transporting that individual to acity or county jail. That action may be taken only if the intoxicatedindividual is apparently in need of and apparently unable to provide forhimself food, clothing, or shelter but is not apparently in need of immediatemedical care and if no other facility is readily available to receive him. Theofficer and employees of the jail are exempt from liability as provided in G.S.122C‑301(b). The intoxicated individual may be detained at the jail onlyuntil he becomes sober or a maximum of 24 hours and may be released at any timeto a relative or other individual willing to be responsible for his care. (1977,2nd Sess., c. 1134, s. 3; 1985, c. 589, s. 2.)