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Open containers of alcohol will not be permitted at the upcoming 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Open containers of alcohol will not be permitted at the upcoming 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
December 21, 2016

Sturgis City Council Nixes Open Container Ordinance for 2017 Rally

Although area businesses had proposed allowing open containers of alcoholic beverages during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Sturgis City Council voted against the proposal. According to KOTA News, law enforcement officials and citizens of Sturgis spoke against allowing open containers. 

Sturgis Chief of Police Geordy VanDewater noted that approximately three-quarters of calls during the event are alcohol-related. He noted that open container would likely increase the number of disturbances.

To read more about the Sturgis Motorcycle rally, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network's resource page or online news archive on the topic. 

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