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Illegal open bottle service in your Lyft car

Meet Megan Swanger, A Lyft driver in Citris Heights California.

Like so many other Lyft and Uber drivers, Megan has yet to address the open bottle law.

We don’t know if Megan is still working for lyft after this post which came up on her PUBLIC facebook stream three days ago.  It would not be very surprising if she was still driving for Lyft and/or Uber.

 

 

 

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Here is the national database for state laws concerning  ALCOHOL in vehicles.

In California:

 Cal. Vehicle Code §23220 et seq.
(a) No driver shall drink any alcoholic beverage while in a motor vehicle upon a highway.
(b) No passenger shall drink any alcoholic beverage while in a motor vehicle upon a highway.

Cal. Vehicle Code §23223
(a) No driver shall have in his or her possession, while in a motor vehicle upon a highway or on lands, as described in subdivision (b) of §23220, any bottle, can, or other receptacle, containing any alcoholic beverage that has been opened, or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed.

(b) No passenger shall have in his or her possession, while in a motor vehicle upon a highway or on lands, as described in subdivision (b) of §23220, any bottle, can, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverage that has been opened or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed.

Cal. Vehicle Code §23229
(a) Except as provided in §23229.1, §23221 and §23223 do not apply to passengers in any bus, taxicab, or limousine for hire licensed to transport passengers pursuant to the Public Utilities Code or proper local authority, or the living quarters of a housecar or camper.

(b) Except as provided in §23229.1, §23225 does not apply to the driver or owner of a bus, taxicab, or limousine for hire licensed to transport passengers pursuant to the Public Utilities Code or proper local authority.

And as we all know Lyft and Uber vehicles ARE NOT cabs, limos or busses or given any permit in california that makes them exempt from the no alcohol statute.