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27A-10-22Discretion of law enforcement officer to arrest--Priority given to placement.

The provisions of § 27A-10-21 do not limit the law enforcement officer's discretion in arresting a person for a criminal offense. However, the law enforcement officer shall give priority to placing a severely mentally ill person who has also committed a misdemeanor offense in a mental health facility and a person intoxicated or incapacitated by the effects of alcohol or drugs, as defined by § 34-20A-2, who has also committed a misdemeanor offense in a detoxification facility.

Source: SL 2010, ch 142, § 2.


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