Township of Rochester, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rochester 6-18-1985 by Ord. No. 309 as Art. 723 of the 1985 Codified Ordinances; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 47-1
Definitions. 

§ 47-2
Prohibited acts; exception. 

§ 47-3
Possession of open container. 

§ 47-4
Violations and penalties. 

§ 47-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
Any liquid intended for human consumption containing more than 1/2 of 1% (.005) of alcohol by volume.
INTENT TO CONSUME
Includes any of the following:
A. 

Drinking from the container.

B. 

Possession with movement of the container to the mouth.

C. 

Possession with alcohol on the breath of the possessor.

D. 

Any circumstances evidencing an intent to ultimately consume on any public lands without permission.

OPEN CONTAINER
Any open bottle, can or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverage.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, including but not limited to any highway, street, road, sidewalk, parking area, shopping area, place of amusement, playground or park located within the Township, except that the definition of a public place shall not include those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises or within a person's own private property.

§ 47-2 Prohibited acts; exception.

No person shall drink or consume an alcoholic beverage or possess with the intent to consume an open container containing an alcoholic beverage in any public place except at a function for which a permit has been obtained from the Township Manager or his/her designee, as may be required.

§ 47-3 Possession of open container.

Possession with the intent to consume of an open container containing an alcoholic beverage by any person shall create a violation of this chapter.

§ 47-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall be found to have violated any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.