PHILIPSBURG, NJ (PIX11) — Children and teens in a New Jersey town are subject to a new curfew imposed by police on Tuesday.
Phillipsburg Police said the “zero tolerance” policy was initiated because of “recent law enforcement incidents involving children under the age of 18.” The curfew is in effect between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
There are exceptions for teens and children “accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other person who has legal care or custody of such child or is accompanied by a responsible person in good standing over the age of 18.”
The curfew is for public streets, highways, alleys, parks or other public places in the city, police said. It applies to children and teenagers “on foot or in or by any means of transport”. There is an exception for “school, citizenship, church, work, adult-supervised legitimate social functions, or medical emergency messages.”
Those convicted of violating the curfew will face community service. They may also have to pay fines up to $1,000. Parents and guardians may be required to perform community service with their children.
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