Push to permanently seal open containers on CT roads gains momentum

A state lawmaker is pushing to get an open container law on the books to ban passengers from drinking on Connecticut roadways.

State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk, Darien) plans to reintroduce a bill banning the practice, despite similar measures failing in the past. Duff believes allowing passengers to drink in cars sends the wrong message to drivers, and he says there's a chance the driver will drink. Connecticut is one of 13 states to allow the practice.

A New Canaan wine store owner agrees with a ban. Many residents say they were unaware Connecticut allows the practice.

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