Borough of Norristown, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Norristown 4-6-1982 as Ch. 75 of the 1981 Code. Section 95-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Food establishments — See Ch. 163.
Loitering — See Ch. 204.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 225.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 229.
A. 
Words defined. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ON OR ABOUT THE PERSON
The location of any container, bottle or can containing any alcoholic beverage which is nearby, close at hand, convenient of access and within such distance of the party so having it that such party could, without materially changing his position, get his hand on it.
OPEN
The condition of a container whose cap, cork or other top has been removed or the condition of a can which has been punctured or pulled open so as to break its seal.
POSSESSION
The exercising of conscious dominion over any container, bottle or can containing an alcoholic beverage.
B. 
Word usage. In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine.
No person shall have on or about his person, possess, carry or transport liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages in open containers in or upon any public sidewalk, street, parking lot, shopping center, public park, playground or any other public place in the Borough of Norristown. Further, no person shall drink or consume or otherwise ingest liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages in or upon any public sidewalk, street, parking lot, shopping center, public park, playground, thoroughfare or any other public place in the Borough of Norristown.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction before any District Justice, be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.), together with costs of prosecution for the violation, or, in default of payment thereof, shall suffer imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.