Myrtle Beach tweets reminder about teen curfew ahead of busy summer season

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Anyone under the age of 17 must be off the streets of Myrtle Beach at midnight. If not, you could face fines or jail time.

The City of Myrtle Beach tweeted Wednesday that police will be enforcing a juvenile curfew that begins at midnight and ends at 6 a.m.

WBTW reports that teens who violate the curfew could face a fine as much as $500 and/or three days in jail.

The city says parents can be charged too.

Exceptions to the curfew include:

  • When the minor is accompanied by the parent or guardian
  • When involved in an emergency or on an errand necessitated by an emergency
  • Going directly to or from employment, in a vehicle engaged in interstate travel
  • On the sidewalk abutting the minor’s home
  • Attending an adult-supervised recreational activity sponsored by the city or a similar civic organization
  • Exercising protected First Amendment rights or married or otherwise legally emancipated
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