OFFENCES COMMITTED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LIQUOR ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Causing annoyance while under the influence of liquor.

3. Damage to public property while under the influence of liquor.

4. Liquor given to child under twelve years of age.

5. Sale of liquor to persons under eighteen years of age.

6. Arrest without warrant.

7. Examination by medical practitioner.

8. Approved operator to carry out the breath analysis test.

9. Punishment for refusing to be examined.

10. Enhanced punishment in respect to certain offences.

11. Person presumed to be under the influence of liquor if he is smelling of liquor.

12. All offences triable by Magistrate's Court.

13. Regulations.

14. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

41 of 1979,

12 of 2005,

708-18-1992.

AN ACT to make provision for increased punishment in respect of certain offences committed under the influence of liquor and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 25th June, 1979]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Offences Committed under the Influence of Liquor (Special Provisions) Act.

2. Causing annoyance while under the influence of liquor.

Any person who, being under the influence of liquor, in any public place or in any place where it is a trespass for him to enter and there conducts himself in such a manner as to cause annoyance to any person shall be guilty of an offence.

3. Damage to public property while under the influence of liquor.

Any person who, being under the influence of liquor, causes damage to public property shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction to be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term of not less than six months and not exceeding two years and shall also be liable to a fine of not less than one thousand five hundred rupees and not exceeding five thousand rupees.

[S 3 am by First Schedule of Act 12 of 2005.]

4. Liquor given to child under twelve years of age.

Any person who gives, or causes to be given, to any child under the age of twelve years any liquor except upon the order of a duly qualified medical practitioner or in the case of sickness or apprehended sickness shall be guilty of an offence.

5. Sale of liquor to persons under eighteen years of age.

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