Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ooops -- Let's Call it a Drafting Error.

Not sure what hung up the folks that drafted this ordinance to begin with. Maybe it was the definition of "open" or the definition of "container." This is why there are editors -- even legal ones. From AP:
Law Bans Open Food, Drinks In Vehicles

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- There's a problem with the open-container law in Fort Wayne. Officials have discovered that the ordinance bans all open containers in vehicles -- not just containers of alcohol.

That means an open can of soda, or even an open bag of chips in the car, is technically against the law, and could be subject to a $50 fine. City attorneys have brought the matter to the attention of the City Council, which voted Tuesday to fix the law. The new version could get final approval next week.


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