Sec. 3-5. – Operating hours.

(a)   It shall be unlawful for all barrooms, nightclubs, lounges, and all places selling alcoholic beverages, including package liquor, regardless of whether food and food items are primarily sold therein, to remain open after 2:300 a.m. and to reopen any earlier than 6:00 a.m. the same day. It shall be unlawful for any such establishment to dispense alcoholic beverages later than 2:00 a.m.

(b)   Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a), upon conviction, shall be fined not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300.00) or be imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days or both, and the liquor license shall be suspended or revoked in accordance with law.

(Ord, of 1-8-74; Ord. of 12-22-81; Ord. of 11-10-87, § 1; Ord. of 1-8-91)

Sec. 3-6. – Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places; exemptions; waivers.

(a)   Definitions.

(1)   Opened drinking containers means any glass, plastic, paper, metal or other container from which liquids may be consumed and which are not closed or covered in such a manner whereby liquids cannot be introduced into or removed therefrom, including open bottles, jugs, glasses, cups, goblets, mugs, jars or similar containers.

(2)   Alcoholic beverage means any fluid or solid capable of being converted into fluid, suitable for human consumption, and containing more than one-half of one (0.5) percent alcohol by volume, including malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic or intoxicating liquor, whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, beer, porter, ale, stout, fruit juices, wine or similar beverages.

(b)   It shall be unlawful:

(1)   For any person to drink any alcoholic beverage in or upon any public street, alley, sidewalk, right-of-way, park, playground, square or other public place in the Parish of Pointe Coupee.

(2)   For any person to carry an opened drinking container containing any alcoholic beverage in or upon any public street, alley, sidewalk, right-of-way, park, playground, square or other public place in the Parish of Pointe Coupee.

(3)   For any person to possess any opened drinking container containing any alcoholic beverage in or upon the parking lot or other property belonging to or adjacent to any premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any parking lot or other property belonging to or adjacent to any premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for public consumption within its premises.

(4)   For any person to remove an opened drinking container containing any alcoholic beverage from any business, lounge, restaurant or other establishment licensed to sell same, except such removal from premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for public consumption within its premises and then only onto the parking lot or other property belonging to or adjacent to any such premises.

(c)   Upon conviction of the provisions of this section the offender shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and/or imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days in the parish jail.

(d)   Notwithstanding the prohibitions contained hereinabove the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury shall have the authority to grant a special permit and waiver to persons or organizations who apply therefor, including but not necessarily limited to those who have rented any public facilities or public areas for the conduct of wedding receptions, parties, or other functions such as fairs and/or festivals. The cost of said permit shall be as fixed by a vote of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and shall authorize the persons or organizations receiving permits for the use of said facilities or public areas to serve alcoholic beverages for consumption in approved containers during the conduct of such functions.

(Ord. of 6-8-93, § 1)