Thursday, July 3, 2008

Booze Ban

July Fourth true test of booze ban at beaches

Welcome to San Diego, Jack Weisensell.

The tourist from Akron, Ohio, took the risk of sipping a beer at Mission Beach, and it turned out to be a mighty expensive cold one.

Try $250.

“I was trying to be discreet,” said Weisensell, 49, after being cited for violating San Diego's beach alcohol ban last week.

The controversial ban took effect in chilly, wet winter and was followed by a chain reaction of beach bans along the county's coast. Now comes the real test: hot, dry summer.

And nothing says summer like the Fourth of July weekend, which starts tomorrow. In years past, the holiday has been notorious for attracting rowdy hordes of locals and tourists to beaches.

More of the article here.

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