5 laws create new criminal offenses in Arkansas

Open alcohol containers, possessing credit-card skimmer among violations


Photographs by Staton Breidenthal

Rep. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is shown in this file photo.

Arkansans caught riding shotgun with an open container of alcohol will find themselves subject to arrest and possibly 30 days in the county jail starting Tuesday, when a host of new criminal codes go into effect.


Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, is shown in this file photo. + Enlarge

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Posted 31 July 2017, 10:36 a.m. Suggest removal

BEARTRAP919 says...

The State of Arkansas did not have enough Prisoners already therefore New Laws had to be MADE TO Criminalize additional Behavior. Remember these Legislators at the Voting Booths.

Posted 31 July 2017, 1:24 p.m. Suggest removal

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