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Downtown Days: Drinking in public is prohibited

By Shannon Sexton
Adair Co. ABC Deputy Admin

Due to numerous phone calls, I feel the need to address "drinking in public" during the Downtown Days Festival. The Downtown Days Festival is considered a "Public Place", therefore being intoxicated in public AND/OR drinking alcohol in public during the festival is punishable by law.

KRS 222.202 Offenses of alcohol intoxication or drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place.
(1) A person is guilty of alcohol intoxication when he appears in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or unreasonably annoy persons in his vicinity.

(2) A person is guilty of drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place when he drinks an alcoholic beverage in a public place, or in or upon any passenger coach, or other vehicle commonly used for the transportation of passengers, or in or about any depot, platform, or waiting room.
Thank you,
--Shannon Sexton

This story was posted on 2016-10-07 11:53:41
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