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In working to ensure calm elections, a “dry law” will be in place for Puerto Peñasco, as well as the entire country on the days of June 6th and 7th.
Despite being a tourist destination, Puerto Peñasco is similarly subject to the dry law regulations, which will go into effect on the first minute of Saturday June 6th and continue until the last minute on Sunday, June 7th, the latter being election day.
The “dry law” will apply to any establishment where alcohol may usually be purchased: restaurants, bar/restaurants, night clubs, liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc.
The “draw law” prohibits the sale and consumption of alcohol in the aforementioned spots, which will be monitored by inspectors from the Department of Alcohol. Rubén Barragán Mutro, Deputy Alcohol Director in Puerto Peñasco explains fines ranging from 5,000 to 45,000 pesos will be issued for anyone purchasing or selling alcoholic beverages while the dry law is in effect.
The municipal police will take part in ensuring order along public roads, while preventing DUIs.
Local restaurant and hotel owners believe the measure to be quite extreme, as it will remain in effect for the entire weekend.