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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Can You Walk Down San Francisco Streets Toting Booze on New Year's?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM

click to enlarge As soon as Billy Dee pops the tab, the SFPD is entitled to swoop into action
  • As soon as Billy Dee pops the tab, the SFPD is entitled to swoop into action

The answer to that question: Yes. And no.

In a no-nonsense public statement issued Wednesday, the San Francisco Police Department announced a "zero-tolerance policy" regarding "public drinking and any other criminal activity." In that spirit, "containers of alcohol and fireworks will be confiscated."

Does this mean I can't tote my "containers of alcohol" to my home or vehicle without risking having them impounded by the cops?

The police were loath to say much before today's big New Year's press conference. But SF Weekly was told that by "containers of alcohol" the cops really mean "open containers of alcohol."

So if the SFPD purloins your sealed containers of booze during New Year's, you are officially entitled to complain.

Then go buy more.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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