Ohio’s Open Container Law, O.R.C. 4301.62

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It is illegal to possess in public an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Conviction of this offense carries a maximum penalty of a $150 fine. Consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle is a fourth-degree misdemeanor with maximum penalties of 30 days imprisonment or a $250 fine or both.  If you are facing an OVI (drunk driving) charge, an open container or any other alcohol-related charge, please contact Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384 or visit www.DaytonDUI.com.  Below is the full text of Ohio’s Open Container Law.

OPEN CONTAINER LAW

4301.62 Opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor prohibited at certain premises.

Effective Date: 04-07-2004; 09-21-2006