Town of Deerfield, MA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Selectmen regulations on alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 182.
Alcoholic beverage establishments — See Ch. 247.
[Adopted 4-8-1981 ATM, Art. 36, Section A]
Whoever shall, within the Town, whether that public way be a Town way, county highway, state highway or a private way open to the public, or in any other place where the public shall have access, consume intoxicating beverages shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.). This section shall also be construed so as to prohibit the consumption of intoxicating beverages by any person standing, sitting, walking, running or otherwise present within such way or public place as hereinabove defined, or within any vehicle, whether parked or moving, which is within the limits of such public way or place as herein defined.
Whoever shall consume any intoxicating beverages in any public building or in any private way or parking area, including parks, cemeteries, schoolhouses and schoolgrounds, 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 fifty dollars ($50.).
The foregoing §§ 57-1 and 57-2 shall not apply to any activity duly licensed by the Board of Selectmen under the applicable provisions of the General Laws. A violation of this chapter shall be deemed a breach of peace.
It shall be the duty of any police officer of the Town to arrest any person who violates the provisions of §§ 57-1 and 57-2, and to cause such persons to be detained until he can be taken before a court having jurisdiction of the offense.