Before you start thinking that you should do hop a plane to Phoenix, rent a car, do some Jägerbombs, and drive around, the state law does not apply to laws prohibiting driving under the influence.
I did not know it before reading the article but Scottsdale is apparently a place people go to get their drink on. According to Bill Crawford, who is running for a seat on the Scottsdale City Council, drunken people are "everywhere" once the bars close. The Republic quotes Mr. Crawford as saying that drunken patrons are "wandering into the neighborhoods, running into cars, vomiting on the streets, and creating a problem for law enforcement." The article notes that Scottsdale police issued 600 citations for public intoxication in the last 12 months. That is roughly 12 a weekend. Whether you consider that a lot I suppose depends on your perspective.
Mr. Torvik, you have written several posts on crazy ordinances, should we include laws prohibiting public drunkenness on the list? Does 12 citations a weekend support Mr. Crawford's apparent contention that Scottsdale becomes a dystopian nightmare during what Frank Sinatra called "the wee small hours?" I see that the Scottsdale City Attorney has not decided whether the city will appeal the decision to the Arizona Supreme Court. That being case, how soon can we make it out there for some first-person research?