Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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§ 101 Possession of Open Containers or Consumption in Public Prohibited.

[Ord. 1979-7, 5/7/1979, § 1]
No person shall have on or about his person, possess, carry or transport liquor, wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages in open containers in or upon any public sidewalk, street, parking lot, shopping center, public park, playground or any other public place in the Borough of Doylestown. And further no person shall drink or consume liquor, wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages in or upon any public sidewalk, street, parking lot, shopping center, public park, playground or any other public place in the Borough of Doylestown.

§ 102 Definitions.

[Ord. 1979-7, 5/7/1979, § 2]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ON OR ABOUT THE PERSON
The location of any container, bottle or can containing any alcoholic beverage which is nearby, close at hand, convenient of access, and within such distance of the party so having it as that such party could without materially changing his position get his hand on it.
OPEN
The condition of a container whose cap, cork, or other top has been removed or the condition of a can which has been punctured or pulled open so as to break its seal.
POSSESSION
The exercising of conscious dominion over any container, bottle or can containing an alcoholic beverage.

§ 103 Penalties.

[Ord. 1979-7, 5/7/1979, § 3; as amended by Ord. 1984-1, 2/23/1984]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part 1 shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300; and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.

§ 104 Inconsistent Ordinances Repealed.

[Ord. 1979-7, 5/7/1979, § 4]
All resolutions, ordinances or parts of ordinances heretofore enacted inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed insofar as such inconsistency may exist.

§ 105 Applicability.

[Ord. 1979-7, 5/7/1979, § 5]
In this Part 1, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine.