No, that’s not bootlegging

A Toledo Municipal Court judge ruled that the Ohio law that prohibits the state’s consumers from legally purchasing alcohol from retailers outside the state to drink in Ohio is unconstitutional because it interferes with federal interstate commerce law.

There are similar laws on the books in other states, so this might mean you can buy beer in another state and not worry about the laws in states you drive through on the way home.

Ohio law states that all alcohol consumed in the state must be purchased from a state-licensed establishment.

Agents with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Toledo enforcement office have used the law to crack down recently on underage drinkers who cross into Michigan to buy kegs of beer.

[Via the Toledo Blade.]

One Reply to “No, that’s not bootlegging”

  1. Where do u fine this ruling because we got caught taking beer from indiana to oxford ohio and were given a ticket.

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