Sec. 14-318. Curfew for minors.

 

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, or to ride in or upon, drive, or otherwise operate, any automobile, bicycle or other vehicle in, upon, over, or through the streets, alleys, or other public places of the city, between the hours of 10:30 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, and between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Fridays and 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Saturdays and 6:00 a.m. on Sundays, unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having the legal care and custody of such minor person, or unless said minor person is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business, directed by a parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

 

(b)    It shall be unlawful for any person having attained the age of sixteen (16) years but who has not attained the age seventeen (17) years of age to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, or to ride in or upon, drive, or otherwise operate, any automobile, bicycle or other vehicle in, upon, over, or through the streets, alleys, or other public places of the city, between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having the legal care and custody of such minor person, or unless said minor person is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business, directed by a parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

 

(c)   It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian, or other adult person, having the care and custody of a minor under the age of seventeen (17) years, to allow or permit such minor person to do any of the things or acts prohibited by subsection (a) or (b), unless said minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian or legal custodian, or unless said minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business, directed by a parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

 

(d)   No minor person, arrested for a violation of this section, shall be placed in confinement until he or she has been taken home, or the parents, guardian or legal custodian notified, and the arresting officer has ascertained whether or not such minor person is within the control of a parent, guardian or legal custodian; and if such parent, guardian or legal custodian shall state that said minor cannot be controlled by them, then such minor shall be proceeded against, otherwise the parent, guardian or legal custodian shall be proceeded against.

 

Source:  Code 1962, 6-4-1--6-4-3; Ord. No. 4915, 1, 12-18-06