IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Restaurant goers in Idaho Falls will be allowed to drink alcohol in public at outdoor tables.

The Post Register reports the Idaho Falls City Council voted Thursday to exempt restaurants from an ordinance banning drinking in public.

Police Chief Mark McBride says the intent of the amendment is to allow restaurants to serve alcohol with meals.

The amendment allows restaurants to serve drinks containing alcohol between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.

The amendment requires that tables be positioned so pedestrians in the city that has a large Mormon population have enough room to pass by.

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