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City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks - See Ch. 186.
[Adopted 10-2-1972 by Ord. No. 15879]
[Amended 11-3-1986 by Ord. No. 86-66]
It is unlawful for a person to consume liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages in public, as hereinafter stated, or for a person to have in his possession with the intent of said possessor or another to consume the contents of any open or unsealed bottle or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverage while said person is on any public highway, public street or public walking area or in any vehicle or public place, excepting those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises, whatsoever in said City.
An open bottle or open container in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in possession of all of the occupants thereof and in violation hereof.
[Amended 9-15-1980 by Ord. No. 80-126]
Any violation of this article shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment in jail for not more than 15 days for the first offense and by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment in jail for not more than 30 days for each additional offense.