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open alcohol in car?? legal?

jas98

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hey probs been asked a dew times but yeh

im on me green P's in QLD and was wondering if im allowed to have passengers in me car with open alcohol? like them drinking and me not?

i was pulled up the other day for an illgal turn:p and the officer didnt worry bout the open alcohole that me passenger was drinking it but i wanna make sure as she was a nice cop but there are some **** cops out there:p
 

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As far as i remember no its not legal
 

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My friend who is a cop told me once that your car is your own space and you can drink inside it even in a non drinking area of town. That was a few years ago however
 

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i pretty sure its one of those laws that are never enforced, my mates and i always drink in the car(except the driver) and have never had a problem, one time i was getting breath tested and my mate asked if he could have a go, he drank some rum right in front of the cop and blew, the cop only said if it was a true reading he should be dead. nothing about drinking in the car
 

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You are allowed to have open alcohol.

You are even allowed to DRINK IT while driving, obviously the initial breatho reading will read higher but nothing stopping you from doing so.

This is for Vic only sorry.
 
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Queensland you are NOT allowed to have open alcohol in a vehicle as roads/parks/etc are considered a public space and therefore you are "Drinking in Public".
 

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Queensland you are NOT allowed to have open alcohol in a vehicle as roads/parks/etc are considered a public space and therefore you are "Drinking in Public".
Got a link to the specific laws stating this or a scanned page?

Reading through certain QLD laws there is nothing I can find stating it cannot happen.
 

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in W.A. it is illegal
not sure about other states.
 

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in W.A. it is illegal
not sure about other states.
Again, do you have proof of this or are you just saying it?

I am looking at 3 different guides and there is no mention of it anywhere.

I like to know because quite often when im interstate for work i stop at a bottle o and get 2 travellers :)
 
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