(08/31/10) CONEY ISLAND - A couple was fined by police today for drinking on the Coney Island boardwalk.

Ron Bailey says he and his girlfriend were drinking beer on the boardwalk when they were stopped by officers. The NYPD says customers need to drink alcoholic beverages within several feet of businesses on the boardwalk. They also warn bars and restaurants to advise their customers of the law because failure to observe it could result in a ticket.

Bailey and his girlfriend each received summonses for $25.