[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the City of Rehoboth Beach 11-8-1974 as Ch. 11, Art. 1, of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-9-1984 by Ord. No. 384-1]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to have upon or about his person or in his possession any alcoholic, malt or spirituous beverage within the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any individual who was 20 years of age on January 1, 1984.
[Amended 3-9-1984 by Ord. No. 384-1; 8-9-1991 by Ord. No. 891-1]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to have alcoholic liquor in his possession at any time or consume or to be found to have consumed alcoholic liquor. This section shall not apply to the possession or consumption of alcoholic liquor in connection with any religious service or by members of the same family within the private home of any of said members.
This section shall not apply either to the consumption of alcohol or spirituous beverage when consumed as an integral part of the sacramental rights performed in the course of a religious service conducted at a church building or other house of worship or where such consumption is for medical purposes pursuant to the direction or prescription of a physician or surgeon duly licensed to practice within this state.
No person shall be drunk or under the influence of alcoholic beverages and disorderly in any public place within the city.
[Amended 6-10-1988 by Ord. No. 688-2]
No person shall drink any intoxicating liquor, including spirits, wine or beer, or possess any open container containing intoxicating liquor, including spirits, wine or beer, on any public street, the boardwalk, the beach, the avenues or the sidewalks within the corporate limits of the City of Rehoboth Beach.
[Added 3-13-1992 by Ord. No. 392-1]
Whenever in this chapter any act or failure to do a required act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $150, such fine to be in the discretion of the court, and such violator shall pay the costs of prosecution.
Whenever in this chapter there is no provision for a greater penalty for a second or subsequent conviction for a violation of this chapter, any person who has previously been convicted of the same violation shall be subject to a fine of not less than $75 nor more than $200 for each succeeding offense and shall pay the costs of prosecution.