Today is the 100th anniversary of the Drunkenness on Trains or Interurban Cars law.
This law makes it illegal to be on a train while “in an offensive state of intoxication.” A conductor can arrest a drunk passenger and deliver him or her to a police officer at the nearest station.
Although passengers may not bring their own booze on a train they can purchase it on board. The conductor may take any alcohol brought on the train. The conductor must, however, provide a receipt and the passenger can reclaim the alcohol within ten days.
A violation of this law is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a fine of $100, or both.
Needless to say I do not believe this law is used often or at all anymore.734-883-9584 or at email@example.com to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein