Peru: Drinking in public prohibited

(LIP-ir) — The consumption of alcoholic beverages in public has been prohibited by the Limean district of Santa Anita. This prohibition is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

As was published in El Peruano, Peru’s official newspaper for new laws and decrees, the community of Santa Anita can not sell alcoholic beverages on avenues, streets, sidewalks, roads, plazas or parks as well as near schools and even inside or outside of a car which is parked in a public area.

The license of any store or place which is found selling alcoholic beverages to be consumed in public, will be immediately revoked.

When considering whether or not to put the decree into effect, public officials took into account factors such as the manner in which the excessive consumption of alcohol increases the number of driving accidents, the mistreatment of others and of public property among other factors which contribute to the disturbance of peace.

In the end, public officials decided that it would be in the best interest of the district to implement such a ban.