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Intoxication is not a defense unless it negates the mental state required for the offense. When recklessness is an element of the offense, if the actor, due to self-induced intoxication, is unaware of a risk of which he should have been aware had he been sober, such awareness is not a defense. Intoxication which is not self-induced is a defense.

Comment: This section is in its original adopted version.

[Res. 10-27-77B, 1977. Prior Code § 5-80-010.]