Borough of New Hope, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Hope 3-12-1979 by Ord. No. 216 (Ch. 6, Part 1 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 New Hope. And further no person shall drink or consume liquor, wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages in or upon any public sidewalk, street, parking lot, shopping center, public park, playground or any other public place in the Borough of New Hope.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ON OR ABOUT THE PERSON
The location of a bottle or can containing an alcoholic beverage which is nearby, close at hand, convenient of access, and within such distance of the party so having it as 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 a bottle or can containing an alcoholic beverage.
B. 
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine.
[Amended 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-2]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction before any District Justice, be subject to a fine not exceeding $600 and costs, or in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.