Chapter 9.13
LIQUOR AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Sections:

9.13.010    Sale of liquor to intoxicated person.

9.13.020    Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession by minors.

9.13.030    Possession of drug paraphernalia.

9.13.010 Sale of liquor to intoxicated person.

No person shall sell any liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor. Anyone who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1444 § 1, 2012).

9.13.020 Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession by minors.

A. It is unlawful for any person to sell, give, or otherwise supply liquor to any person under the age of 21 years or permit any person under that age to consume liquor on his or her premises or on any premises under his or her control. For the purposes of this subsection, “premises” includes real property, houses, buildings, and other structures, and motor vehicles and watercraft. A violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor.

B. It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to possess, consume, or otherwise acquire any liquor. A violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor.

C. It is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 years to be in a public place, or to be in a motor vehicle in a public place, while exhibiting the effects of having consumed liquor. For purposes of this subsection, “exhibiting the effects of having consumed liquor” means that a person has the odor of liquor on his or her breath and either:

1. Is in possession of or close proximity to a container that has or recently had liquor in it; or

2. By speech, manner, appearance, behavior, lack of coordination, or otherwise, exhibits that he or she is under the influence of liquor. This subsection does not apply if the person is in the presence of a parent or guardian or has consumed or is consuming liquor under circumstances described in subsection D of this section.

A violation of this subsection shall be punished as provided in RCW 66.44.180.

D. Subsections A and B of this section do not apply to:

1. Liquor given or permitted to be given to a person under the age of 21 years by a parent or guardian and consumed in the presence of the parent or guardian;

2. Liquor given for medicinal purposes to a person under the age of 21 years by a parent, guardian, physician, or dentist; and

3. Liquor given to a person under the age of 21 years when such liquor is being used in connection with religious services and the amount consumed is the minimal amount necessary for the religious service. (Ord. 1444 § 1, 2012).

9.13.030 Possession of drug paraphernalia.

It is unlawful for any person to possess drug paraphernalia, as defined in RCW 69.50.102. A person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1452 § 4, 2013).