Harry has committed an offence and is subject to section 1, offences in connection with alcohol on coaches and trains of the sporting events (control of alcohol etc. ) Act 1985, Whereby Part (a) of section (1) classifies a coach as a "public service vehicle" As Brian boarded the coach he presented the alcohol – which consisted of 4 bottles of beer and a bottle of whiskey to Harry. Harry willingly allowed this and therefor would have knowingly caused or permitted intoxicating liquor to be carried on a vehicle to which is subject of section 2(a) if the vehicle is a public service vehicle and he is the operator of the vehicle.
Brian possessed alcohol while boarding the coach; it was then consumed on the vehicle and as a result of this he became intoxicated. In doing this he has committed two offences; which are defined as Section (3): A person who has intoxicating liquor in his possession while on a vehicle to which this section applies and (4): A person who is drunk on a vehicle to which this section applies.
Both Brian and Harry are liable to prosecution; however they remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sarah has chosen to bring a bottle of wine to a designated sporting event, in doing so she has committed numerous of offences each of which I have listed below. As Sarah had wine in her possession upon entering the horseshow she has committed an offence as listed in 2 – offences in connection with alcohol, containers etc.
at sporting grounds. A person is said to have committed an offence when the following apply. Section (1) (b) "while entering a designated sports ground at any time during the period of the event". A person who has intoxicating liquor or an article to which this section applies in his/her possession – (a) at any time during the period of the sporting event whereas he/her is in any area of the designated sports ground from which the event may be viewed.
Sarah intended to consume the alcohol at the horseshow whilst still in the vicinity of the sports ground. Sarah is also subject to Section (3) – this section applies to any article capable of causing injury to a person being struck by it being (a) a bottle, can or other portable container. (Such an article when crushed or broken which (i) is for holding a drink and (ii) is a kind of which when empty is returned or to be recovered by the supplier.
Kim has not committed an offence as she has a medicinal product, which is exempt as listed in 2 section 3 (b) a product, which holds any medicinal product, thus (3) (a) would not apply. As Devon chose to drink his cider in the car and as a result became intoxicated, upon entering the football ground he has committed the following offence (2) "A person who is drunk in a designated sports ground at any time or is drunk while entering or trying to enter such a ground at any time during the period of a designated sporting event is guilty of an offence".
As he places the empty cider bottle in his bag he falls subject to 2 – section (3) "any article capable of causing injury to a person struck by it, being – (a) a bottle, can or other portable container which (i) is for holding any drink and (ii) is the kind which, when empty is normally discarded or returned to the supplier". He therefor should not have become intoxicated and should have appropriately discarded of the bottle before he entered the football stadium.