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X Games: LAPD will be enforcing teen curfew

July 29, 2011 |  3:13 pm


With X Games 17 in downtown Los Angeles this weekend, Los Angeles police are warning minors and their parents that authorities will enforcement the city’s curfew rules.

According to the L.A. municipal code, unaccompanied children under the age of 18 are generally not permitted in public places -– including streets, parks or buildings -– between 10 p.m. and sunrise, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

There are exceptions to the rule, however: if the minor is running an errand for his parent or legal guardian, traveling to or from an event or work, or in emergency situations. Exceptions also are made if the minor is traveling in a car or is on a sidewalk next to his home.

Violations are punishable by fines of up to $675 and could include community service. It also could affect whether or not the minor could keep or apply for a driver’s license.

The LAPD said it is keeping an extra eye on LA Live and Staples Center, where X Games 17 will run until Sunday. The competition, which features events in skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing, began Thursday.


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Photo: X Games in downtown L.A.

Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times