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Archive for Wednesday, August 27, 1997

ABC NETS 60 FOR ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS

August 27, 1997

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Alcoholic Beverage Control agents hit Lawrence and other college towns last weekend, netting 26 arrests in Lawrence and keeping police busy.

A total of 60 arrests were made over the weekend statewide, most of them as a result of underage people consuming alcohol or trying to buy alcohol. The agents issued 29 administrative violations to liquor stores and bars, also for underage consumption violations.

Agents visited Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia, Hays on Friday and Saturday nights, and were in Pittsburg on Friday night only.

Bernie Norwood, director of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), said the increased enforcement improves compliance with liquor laws.

"This weekend's enforcement effort is part of an on-going attempt to improve the rate of compliance with Kansas liquor laws, particularly those relating to selling and serving to underage people," Norwood said in a release.

Recent law enforcement arrests include 27 in Manhattan, 17 in Emporia, 15 in Hays and one in Pittsburg. Manhattan, home to Kansas State University, also had 18 administrative violations.

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