Shippensburg Police Department

 

Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police

 

60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313
 

          Please pull over to the right for lights and siren....whether they are coming up behind you or driving on the other side of the road...Please pull over toward the right hand side for lights and siren         


 

Open Containers

 

Alcoholic Beverages: Open Containers-

Definitions -

The following words or phrases, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:

  • LIQUOR and MALT OR BREWED BEVERAGES and CONTAINER and OFFICIAL SEAL - Shall mean the same as those words and phrases are defined in the Liquor Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

  • OPEN (when used in connection with a container) - Any container which has been perforated in the case of a can or similar container, or a container on which the cap has been loosened or the cork displaced and the official seal torn or mutilated.

 

Consumption in public places -

It shall be unlawful within the Borough of Shippensburg for any person to drink liquor or malt or brewed beverages upon any public street, public municipal parking lot, private parking lot open to public use or public park, or in any vehicle being operated or parked thereon.

 

Possession of open containers in vehicles -

It shall be unlawful within the Borough of Shippensburg for any person to have in such person's possession or in a vehicle under such person's control any open container containing liquor or malt or brewed beverages upon any public street, public municipal parking lot, private parking lot open to public use or public park.

 

Violations and penalties -

Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $300 and costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.

 

Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008