I recently received a ticket for "open alcoholic container" while driving in Jefferson county WA. In 2001 I was convicted of felony DUI in San Bruno CA.
The ticketing officer mentioned that the combination of an open container conviction and previous DUI conviction may have serious legal implications/consequences. My inclination is to pay the fine and accept the ticket, however, I don't fully understand how an open container conviction would affect my record and what the broad consequences would be (e.g. insurance rates, employment, future alcohol related incidents, etc...). Thanks!
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