Jersey Shore Town Bans Beer Games in Public

In a move that is sure to have no effect whatsoever on the problem it is trying to solve, Belmar is banning games like beer pong:

The borough of Belmar has banned outdoor games involving alcohol.
The so-called “Beer Pong” ordinance prohibits alcohol-related games or
contests on porches, decks, lawns, front and side yards, or anywhere
that can be viewed by the public and neighbors.

regulation takes its name from a drinking game in which players bounce
pingpong balls into cups of beer – then drink the beer. Borough clerk
Margaret Plummer said residents near rental areas have complained about
people playing such games on their front lawns, getting progressively
drunk and noisy.

Wouldn't normal noise and public drunkeness laws already apply?


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