Maine Revised Statutes

§20051. Criminal law limitations

1. Laws.  A county, municipality or other political subdivision may not adopt or enforce a local law, ordinance, regulation or rule having the force of law that includes drinking, being a person with alcoholism or being found in an intoxicated condition as one of the elements of an offense giving rise to a criminal or civil penalty or sanction.
[ 2009, c. 299, Pt. A, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Interpretation.  A county, municipality or other political subdivision may not interpret or apply any law of general application to circumvent subsection 1.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Effect.  Nothing in this subchapter affects any law, ordinance, regulation or rule against drunken driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or other similar offense involving the operation of a vehicle, snowmobile, aircraft, boat, machinery or other equipment, or regarding the sale, purchase, dispensing, possessing or use of alcoholic beverages at stated times and places or by a particular class of persons.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 934, §A3 (NEW). 2009, c. 299, Pt. A, §1 (AMD).