Originally Posted By allenNH:
I haven't had my beer or liquor put in a bag in forever, they just "don't do that" around here. The liquor does usually get put in a box though, who buys only one or two bottles at a time?
Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
You live in Oklahoma don't you?
A 6 pack of bottled beer generally doesn't come in an enclosed container (yes I realize a few do though), so as it was explained to me some time ago that is considered "open container". I believe the liquor stores must bag those items.
(ie 12 packs of beer, cases of beer, etc, all are sold in a fully enclosed carboard container).
How the hell can that be open container? That law, everywhere I've been, applies to the cans/bottles themselves, not the packaging they are in.
I think you can be charged with open container in my state if you're heading over to a buddies house and you have your opened 18 pack in the car. Say I buy an 18 pack, have a few, then go to a buddies house the next night. Gotta put it in the trunk. But with the way cops are when it comes to alcohol in Alaska, I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't even do that.