Cracking Down on Underage Drinking

New York State Liquor Authority
Posted at 11:47 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 11:47:50-05

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a statewide crackdown on underage drinking.

Over the next two months, State Liquor Authority Beverage Control Investigators, working with underage minor decoys, will conduct statewide sweeps at more than 500 locations holding liquor licenses, including bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores. State investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicles will join SLA during some of these enforcement operations, in addition to conducting their own fake ID enforcement sweeps at locations holding liquor licenses across New York. 

“Underage drinking and fake IDs are not only illegal, but can lead to reckless decisions that can have life-altering consequences,” Governor Cuomo said. “These operations will build on our successful efforts to protect our state’s youth, safeguard our roadways from impaired drivers, and hold accountable those who seek to enable this dangerous behavior." ‎