New Bristol law combats 'unruly' behavior (including college kids)

Law targets public drunkenness, trespassing and disturbances with $500 fines and community service

By Kristen Ray
Posted 8/9/18

The Bristol Town Council put into effect a new ordinance combatting “unruly gatherings” during its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The amendment to Chapter 17 of the Bristol Town Code …

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