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Ohio’s Open Container Law, O.R.C. 4301.62

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Ohio’s Open Container Law, O.R.C. 4301.62

Open Containers and glass of beer

Open Container

It is illegal to possess in public an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Conviction of this offense carries a maximum penalty of a $150 fine. Consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle is a fourth-degree misdemeanor with maximum penalties of 30 days imprisonment or a $250 fine or both.

If you are facing an OVI (drunk driving) charge, an open container or any other alcohol-related charge, please contact Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384.

Below is the full text of Ohio’s Open Container Law.



4301.62 Opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor prohibited at certain premises.

Effective Date: 04-07-2004; 09-21-2006

Charles Rowland


Charles M. Rowland II has been representing the accused drunk driver for over 20 years. Contact him at (937) 318-1384 if you find yourself facing a DUI (now called OVI) charge.

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