Decriminalizing open intox charges

Decriminalizing open intox charges

City Commissioners may amend ordinances from misdemeanors to civil infractions BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids City Commissioners will review amending a pair of city ordinances to decriminalize the carrying or consumption of an open intoxicant on public property. City attorney Eric Williams is asking commissioners to reduce the severity of punishment for a person carrying […]

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Posted by Jonathan Eppley

Jonathan Eppley is news editor for the Pioneer. He designs and copy edits the Pioneer daily, and manages staff in the evening. Eppley joined the Pioneer staff in 2010. He can be reached at (231) 592-8357 or at