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18B - MINOR POSSESSION

VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE
 
TUSCOLA COUNTY, MICHIGAN
 
ORDINANCE NO. 18B
 
MINOR POSSESSION
 
 
 
THE VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE ORDAINS:
 
 
Sec. 1. “ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR” shall include any spirituous, vinous, malt or fermented liquor, liquids and compounds, whether or not medicated, proprietary, patented, and by whatever name called, containing one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume which are fit for use for beverage purposes.
 
Sec. 2. No. alcoholic liquor shall be sold or furnished in the Village of Fairgrove to any person unless the person shall have attained the age of 21 years. In an action for the violation of this section, proof that the defendant or defendant’s agent or employee demanded and was shown, before furnishing alcoholic liquor to a person under 21 years of age, a motor vehicle operator’s license or a registration certificate issued by The Federal Selective Service, or other bonafide documentary evidence of the age and identity of the person, shall be a defense to an action under this Section.
 
Sec. 3. A person less than 21 years of age shall not knowingly transport or possess, in a motor vehicle, in the Village of Fairgrove, alcoholic liquor unless the person is employed by a licensee under the Michigan Liquor Control Act or an agent of the Liquor Control Commission and is transporting of having the alcoholic liquor in a motor vehicle under the persons control during regular working hours and in the course of the person’s employment.
 
Sec. 4. No person less than 21 years of age shall use a fraudulent identification to purchase alcoholic liquor.
 
Sec. 5. No person shall furnish fraudulent identification to a person less than 21 years of age to be used to purchase alcoholic liquor.
 
Sec. 6. A violation of any provision of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment in the County Jail not to exceed ninety days or by both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court.
 
Sec. 7. Each section of this ordinance and each provision of any section shall be considered separable and the invalidity of any portion of this ordinance shall not affect the validity and enforcement of any other portion.
 
Sec. 8. This ordinance shall be effective after publication and expiration of the time prescribed by law.
 
ADOPTED: April 2, 1979
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                    _____________________________
                                                                                    VERNON F. GEHRLS, PRESIDENT
 
 
 
ATTEST:
 
 
______________________________
BARBARA LOU ALDRICH, CLERK

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