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(A) Purchase or possession of alcoholic liquor by a person under 21 years of age.
(1) Any person to whom the sale, gift or delivery of alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of age shall not purchase or attempt to purchase or accept a gift of alcoholic liquor of have alcoholic liquor in his or her possession.
(2) If a licensee or such licensee's agent or employee believes, has reason to believe, or should have reason to believe that a sale or delivery of alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of the age of the prospective recipient, such licensee, agent or employee shall, before making such sale or delivery, demand presentation of some form of positive identification (containing proof of age) issued by a public officer in the performance of his official duties. Reasonable care in compliance with the provisions of this division (A)(2) shall be competent evidence and may be considered in prosecution, revocation, or suspension for the violation of any section of this chapter relating to revocation or suspension for the violation of any other provision of this chapter.
(3) No person shall transfer, alter or deface such an identification card, use the identification card of another, carry or use a false or forged identification card, or obtain an identification card by means of false information. No person shall purchase, accept delivery, or have possession of alcoholic liquor in violation of this section.
(4) The consumption of alcoholic liquor by any person under the age of 21 years is forbidden.
(B) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the possession and dispensing, or consumption by a person under the age of 21 years of alcoholic liquor in the performance of a religious service or ceremony.
(Ord. 94-23, passed 5-24-94) Penalty, see § 111.99