Possession or Consumption of Alcoholc Beverages by Underage Person on Private Property Prohibited.
It is hereby unlawful for any person under the legal age to, without legal authority, knowingly possess or knowingly consume an alcoholic beverage on private property.
Violation and Penalties.
A. Any person found guilty of violating the terms of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of $250.00 for the first offense and a fine of $350.00 for any subsequent offense. In addition, the court may, upon a finding of guilty, in addition to the fine authorized for this offense, suspend or postpone for six months the driving privileges of the defendant. Upon the conviction of any person and the suspension or postponement of that person’s drivers license, the court shall forward a report to the Division of Motor Vehicles stating the first and last day of the suspension or postponement period imposed by the court pursuant to this section. If a person at the time of the imposition of a sentence is less than 17 years of age, the period of license postponement, including a suspension or postponement of the privilege of operating a motorized bicycle, shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed and shall run for a period of six months after the person reaches the age of 17 years. If the defendant at the time of the imposition of the sentence has a valid drivers license issued by this state, the court shall immediately collect the license and forward it to the Division of Motor Vehicles along with the report. If for any reason the license cannot be collected, the court shall include in the report the complete name, address, date of birth, eye color, and sex of the person, as well as the first and last date of the license suspension period imposed by the court.
B. The court shall inform the person orally and in writing that if the person is convicted of operating a motor vehicle during the period of license suspension or postponement, the person shall be subject to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. The defendant shall be required to acknowledge receipt of the written notice in writing. Failure to receive a written no- tice or failure to acknowledge in writing the receipt of the written notice shall not be a defense to a subsequent charge of a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3- 40.
C. If the person convicted under this ordinance is not a New Jersey resident, the court shall suspend or postpone, as appropriate, the nonresident driving privilege of the person based on the age of the person and submit to the Division the required report. The court shall not collect the license of a nonresident convicted under this Article. Upon receipt of a report by the court, the Division shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing jurisdiction of the suspension or postponement.
UPDATE – In addition to the prescription drop box, a safe, convenient and secure needle disposal system has been installed. This sharps container accepts medical devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut the skin, such as hypodermic needles and syringes. Both boxes are for RESIDENTIAL use only and can be accessed 24/7.
In an effort to reduce illegal access to prescription medications, Pequannock Township Chief of Police Brian Spring has installed a permanent prescription drop box in the hallway lobby of the Pequannock Township Police Department, according to a Feb. 26 press release. The drop box, which is available 24/7, affords Pequannock Township residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions. The Police Department is located at 530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Pompton Plains. The box is designed for residential use only, and is not for commercial disposal or syringes. Pequannock Police Capt. Daniel Dooley said, “At this time, sharps (syringes) are not available for disposal, but in the near future, a secured sharps container will be installed.”
The Pequannock Township Coalition (PTC), an initiative of Morris County Prevention is Key (MCPIK), donated the drop box to the Police Department and worked in collaboration with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Department, and Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris.