Local resident charged with Open Can of Beer in Public

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Sergeant Anthony Vitanza charged Mr. Kaarhera Bourgeois, 58, Whippany, with violating a township ordinance for Consumption of an open container of alcohol on a public street on Saturday, May 25.

Mr. Bourgeois was observed walking into traffic on Nye Ave by a passing motorist. Sergeant Vitanza approached Mr. Bourgeois and observed him drinking from a 40 ounce can of beer that was wrapped in a paper bag.

Mr. Bourgeois was issued a special complaint summons and was advised of his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.