Township of Peters, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of Peters Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-9-1987 by Ord. No. 384 (Ch. 13, Part 2, of the 1981 Code of Ordinances)]

§ 110-1 Closing hours.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or remain on or about the premises of any establishment permitted by law to dispense alcoholic beverages for the purpose of consuming alcoholic beverages at a time more than one hour after the latest time when sales of liquor or malt beverages are legally permitted for such establishment.

§ 110-2 Hours of sales.

It shall be unlawful for an owner, proprietor, steward, manager, bartender, employee or any other person to sell, furnish or serve liquor or malt beverages to business patrons, guests or invitees at any time past the latest time when such beverages are legally permitted to be sold under the regulations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

§ 110-3 Presumption of illegal sales.

There shall be a presumption in all instances where liquor or malt beverages are found in the possession or control of any customer, patron, or any other person other than the proprietor, licensee, bartender or other agent or employee of the premises of any establishment permitted to sell liquor or malt beverages at a time more than one hour after the time permitted for their legal sale, that such beverages have been sold by the proprietor or licensee after the time permitted for the legal sale of such beverages.

§ 110-4 Enforcement authority.

The Peters Township Police Department shall be charged with the duty of enforcing this article.

§ 110-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).