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Detroit to enforce curfew, gas can ordinance during Halloween

The City of Detroit will be enforcing emergency curfew and gas container ordinances during the Halloween period. 

The emergency curfew requires that all minors age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with identification) from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, and from 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

During the emergency curfew hours, minors will be allowed to travel to and from work or educational or training programs, but they must carry proof of employment or attendance. Minors violating the curfew will be ticketed and held until picked up by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian may also receive a parental responsibility violation ticket.

A second emergency ordinance prohibits the dispensing of fuel into portable containers in Detroit from Oct. 27 at midnight through Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. except for the following emergency situations for persons who are eighteen years of age or older: 

  • A stalled vehicle
  • Heating a residence
  • Emergency generator

Violation of the emergency gas container ordinance is a misdemeanor, and violators are subject to a fine of up to $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.

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