Police tackle public drunkennessPOSTED: 08/31/16 4:01 PM
St.maarten – The police department has recently been confronted with people who were highly intoxicated at establishments where alcohol is sold to intervene in situations that had gotten out of hand. On many occasions the persons involved were so drunk they could not be reasoned with and had to be taken to the police station to sober up.
The police department is reminding owners and managers of businesses where alcohol is legally sold or served aware of the consequences when alcohol is sold or served to individuals in violation with the law.
By law it is forbidden to serve alcohol to someone who is “in an apparent state of intoxication or under the influence of mind-altering agents, the police department points out in a press release. It is also prohibited to make a child under the age of 16 drunk or to force someone to consume alcohol or mind—altering agents.
Public drunkenness is also a violation of the law.