35-1-9.1 Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle a misdemeanor--Exceptions.
Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle a misdemeanor--Exceptions.
It is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person occupying a motor vehicle located upon a
public highway or the right-of-way of a public highway to consume any alcoholic beverage or have
a package or any receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage in that person's possession unless the
seal of the original package remains unbroken or the alcoholic beverage is so removed from the
passenger area of the motor vehicle that no occupant of the motor vehicle has access to it.
Source: SDC 1939, § 5.0227 (1); SDCL, § 35-4-87; SL 1971, ch 211, § 4; SL 1977, ch 190, § 124;
SL 1999, ch 184, § 1.