Town of Barre, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Barre as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcohol use on the job (just cause standard) — See Ch. 84.
[Adopted 12-30-1974 STM, Art. 1]

§ 7-1 Public ways and vehicles; fine.

[Amended 6-18-1983 ATM, Art. 22]
Whoever shall, within the limits of any public way located within the town, whether that public way be a town way, county highway, state highway, or a private way open to the public, consume intoxicating beverages or has in possession an open container thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50. This section shall also be construed so as to prohibit the following: the consumption of intoxicating beverages or the possession of an open container thereof by any person while such person is standing, sitting, walking, running or otherwise present within such way or is within any vehicle, whether parked or moving, which is within the limits of such public way.

§ 7-2 Public and school property; fine.

[Amended 6-18-1983 ATM, Art. 22]
Whoever shall consume any intoxicating beverage or has in possession an open container thereof in any public building, or on any public property, including parks, cemeteries, school houses and school grounds, and public squares, or in any private way or parking area regulated under the provisions of MGL c. 90, § 18, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50.

§ 7-3 Exceptions.

The foregoing §§ 7-1 and 7-2 shall not apply to any activity duly licensed by the Board of Selectmen under the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws.

§ 7-4 Arrest of violators.

[Added 10-11-1978 STM, Art. 4]
Any person who consumes intoxicating beverages, or has in possession an open container thereof as prohibited by § 7-1 or 7-2 shall be subject to arrest, without a warrant, by a Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, town police officer, or state police officer.