Sec. 20-96. Obstructing the public way.
(a) No person shall stand, sit, lie, walk or act in any other manner, alone or in concert with others:
(1) To obstruct any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building by hindering or impeding or tending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
(2) To commit in or upon any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or with any business lawfully conducted by anyone in or upon or facing or fronting on any such public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress or egress therein, thereon or thereto.
(b) When any person violates any of the conditions enumerated herein before, any police officer shall order that person to cease and desist from further violation of this section.
(c) Any person who fails or refuses to obey the order of a police officer given pursuant to this section shall be in violation of this section and shall be subject to a fine of not less than $75 for the first offense and not less than $125 for the second offense occurring within one year of the first offense. In any event, the maximum fine shall be as provided in section 1-5 of this Code for each offense.
(Code 1957, § 22-28.1; Ord. Number 15235, § 3, 12-11-01)