City of Amsterdam, NY
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Amsterdam 5-16-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-19-1983]
No person shall have in his possession any open bottle or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages while such person is on a public highway, public street, public sidewalk, public parking area or in any vehicle, excepting those premises duly licensed for sale and compensation of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
A. 
An open bottle or open container in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in possession of all occupants thereof and in violation hereof.
B. 
An open bottle or open container in the possession of such person as hereinbefore set forth shall be presumptive evidence that said container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages is in his possession with the intent to drink and consume the contents thereof and is in violation hereof.
C. 
The drinking and consumption of alcoholic beverages from an open bottle or container as hereinbefore set forth shall constitute a violation of this chapter and shall be subject to the penalties set forth.
A violation of this chapter shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $250, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).