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Councilors Back Doubling Duluth's Public Intoxication Fee

Updated: 06/23/2014 10:45 PM
Created: 06/23/2014 10:44 PM WDIO.com

At Monday's City Council meeting, councilors unanimously backed a proposal to double Duluth's public intoxication fee. 

The measure starts the process of moving the fine from $100 to $200. Councilor Howie Hanson, who introduced the resolution, said he had heard support for the move from the Duluth Police Department. 

"What it really does is supports the Duluth Police Department and gives them a little more teeth to their ability to do their job for public intoxication, it's as simple as that," Hanson said. "It's a statement from the city that we're going to be a little bit tougher on that part of our crime."

Hanson says that according to the City Charter, the Council has the initiate an action like this. Next the city attorney has to bring the proposal to the district court and get approval there before any change could go into effect.

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