Me: Hello, I am calling for a friend, and have a quick question for you.
Sheriff: Yes, ma'am?
Me: If my friend is transporting recyclables to the dump, can she be pulled over and ticketed for having an open container in her vehicle?
Sheriff: No, ma'am. The statute actually states that the container must have a measurable amount of liquid in the can/bottle.
Me: Ahhhh. But couldn't someone hurry and drink said liquid and throw offending can/bottle into the recyclables? (I am thinking that if one was so inclined, they could actually keep their recyclable bin right up front between the driver and passenger seat)
Sheriff: Ma'am, we here at the Sheriff's office are rational people. We don't just ticket people for the sake of ticketing. We take other items into account such as if the container is cold, or if we have any concerns, we may issue a breathalyser test. We would definitely ticket if there was a measurable amount of liquid in a container.
Me: Does the amount of the ticket directly correlate to the amount of measurable liquid?
Sheriff: If you're asking if we fine someone a certain amount of money for 3 oz. and a certain amount for 4 oz., the answer is no.
Me: Thank you for answering my friend's questions. I believe that is all
Sheriff: You're welcome, and drive safely.
Further research uncovered the fact that one state, Mississippi, has neither an open container law nor an alcohol consumption prohibition. Therefore, this blog post, and the console pictured here, is legal in the state of Mississippi. Please also note that open containers ARE legal in the passenger areas of buses, limos, taxis, and...the living quarters of motor homes (bar mobile - why hasn't it been done before?)
Author's note: This author and the No Cleaning Here website does not any way, shape, or form, support or endorse drinking and driving. This post was written strictly for the sake of humor, which is exactly what this author does support and endorse.
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