BEREA, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky city has passed a curfew
for children under 18.
Under the new law, children may not be in public in Berea
between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Exceptions include children
with a parent or guardian, or those leaving a school or church
function or their workplace.
The curfew was approved Tuesday by city officials. Berea Mayor
Steve Connelly says it is needed to curb juvenile crime in the
city. He blames youths for recent vandalism, public drinking and
other crimes and says keeping them off the street late at night
might stop some of the crime.
First-time violators of the curfew get a written warning, while
a third offense can bring a fine of up to $500 and the possibility
of jail time.
Information from: Richmond Register,