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Underage drinking? Not on Governor Cuomo's watch

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 15:15:00-04

As the fall semester begins, the Governor announced continued efforts to crack down on underage drinking on college campuses and in college towns.

The New York State Liquor Authority, NYS DMV, and local police will conduct statewide sweeps on places with liquor licenses like bars, liquor stores, grocery stores, and restaurants.

You guessed it: they're looking for fake IDs and illegal sales to minors. 

Governor Cuomo said, "As the new college semester begins, this crackdown will help to put an end to underage drinking and hold accountable those who enable it."

He said sweeps will begin immediately as college students return to campus.

Federal officials report:

  • More than 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related injuries
  • 696,000 are assaulted by another student that has been drinking
  • 97,000 college students experience alcohol-related sexual assault

Under 21-ers found using fake IDs with intent to buy alcohol can be arrested and have their license revoked for 90 days to a year.