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Welfare Check Nets Drunk-in-Public Charge (access required)

Police officers who discovered defendant unresponsive in his car in a private parking lot near a restaurant, and who ultimately opened his unlocked door and prodded him before he woke up cursing in a slurred voice, did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when they performed this “well-being” check, and the Roanoke City Circuit Court ...