Journalists Gerry Shih Jennifer Gollan reveal the street-level policy of the SFPD at the Bay to Breakers when encountering an non-registered partier with alcohol
“If they’re open containers we pour it out,” said an officer who declined to give his name. “If they’re closed we leave them alone. If they’re drunk we take them to the tank, if they fight we arrest them.”
This comports exactly with what I’ve seen. So that’s what you should keep in mind when you show up for the street party in 2012
Now, check it, the cops have already passed through and DPW is still cleaning up Fell Street, but, the party rages on past 1:00 PM:
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After the elite runners finish up at 7:40 AM, it’s an all-out street party for the 415, all day long.