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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR. As defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 30-1.
PARKED VEHICLE. As defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 14-1.
PARKING AREA. Lots, areas or other accommodations for the parking of motor vehicles off the street or highway and open to public use with or without charge.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO CONSUME. Having in one's possession or control alcoholic liquor in a glass, open bottle, open can or other open container so as to permit consumption.
PUBLIC HIGHWAY. A highway, road, street, avenue, boulevard or other way within and under the control of the city and open to public use, including the sidewalks of the highway.
(B) Prohibited acts. Except as permitted in division (C) of this section, no person shall consume any alcoholic liquor or possess with intent to consume any alcoholic liquor upon or within the limits of any public highway or sidewalk or parking area within the city. For purposes of this section, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the possession with intent to consume alcoholic liquor in parked vehicles within or upon a public highway, sidewalk or parking area is a violation hereof.
(1) Consumption of alcoholic liquor and possession with the intent to consume alcoholic liquor is permitted during any public function, festival or celebration being conducted within a public highway, sidewalk or parking area pursuant to a written permit issued by the Chief of Police, or person designated by the Chief to issue the permits, authorizing the sale, service or distribution of alcoholic liquor at or in connection with the function, festival or celebration.
(2) An application for a permit shall be in writing directed to the Chief of Police. The application shall state the name and address of responsible officials of the organization sponsoring the function, festival or celebration (event), specifically the parts of the public highway, sidewalk or parking area to be used during the event, specifically the beginning and ending time of the event and, if it continues for more than one day, the hours in each day it is to be conducted, the number of people in attendance at the event and whether the event is open to the public. The application shall be filed at least ten calendar days before the first day of the event and the permit shall be issued or denied in writing at least four calendar days before the first day of the event. The permit shall be issued if all of the required information is provided, the application is made at least ten days before the event, the Chief of Police or his designee determines that the event will be open to the public and that all necessary permits, licenses, and approvals have been obtained from all government authorities having jurisdiction including, but not limited to, the State Department of Liquor Control.
(D) In vehicles. Consumption of alcoholic liquor or possession with intent to consume alcoholic liquor shall not be permitted in parked vehicles within or upon public highways, streets or parking areas under any circumstances.
(1967 Code, § 13-15) Penalty, see § 130.99