Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Alcohol Issues in Downtown Bryan
The Bryan Police Department would like to remind our citizens that consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the Downtown Bryan Area. According to the City of Bryan Code Ordinance, Sec. 6-26, a person commits an offense if he or she consumes an alcoholic beverage in or on any public street, right-of-way, sidewalk, or pedestrian way located in the Downtown Bryan Area.
It is a defense to prosecution:
• If the person was attending a special event that was authorized by the city and valid permit or license to sell or serve alcoholic beverages was issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;
• If the person was within the confines of an establishment licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for on-premises consumption;
• If the person was within an area designated as a licensed "sidewalk café”, that establishment also being licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for on-premises consumption;
• If the person was inside a building not owned or controlled by the city; or
• If the person was inside a residential structure.
Violation of this ordinance could result in a fine of $100 to $500 plus court costs. A good rule of thumb is if you buy an alcoholic drink at an establishment you can’t leave that establishment with it and don’t bring your own alcoholic drink to Downtown Bryan.
Officer Jason B. James
Bryan Police Department
Public Information Officer
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