Archive for Friday, December 9, 2011

18 people cited in underage drinking patrol

December 9, 2011


Officers from four law enforcement agencies cited 18 people Thursday night and early Friday morning as part of a patrol targeting underage drinking, according to the New Tradition Coalition.

Officers with Kansas University police, Lawrence police, the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office participated in the patrol as part of the Fake ID 101 task force. Sixteen people were ticketed for being a minor in possession of alcohol, and 10 people were cited on charges of possessing a fake ID. Some people were cited for more than one offense. The patrol coincided with the night before Stop Day on the KU campus.

ABC officers also issued administrative citations at seven establishments — Wilde’s Chateau, Saints Pub and Patio, The Hawk, Phoggy Dog Bar and Grill, Tonic, Barrel House and Abe and Jake’s Landing — alleging they allowed minors to possess alcohol.

Officers with the task force also cited 29 people the night of Dec. 1 and 30 people the night of Dec. 3. ABC officers issued administrative citations Dec. 1 to The Bottleneck, two El Mezcal restaurants, The Wheel, Cadillac Ranch, Abe and Jake’s Landing and Tonic, accusing staff members of allowing minors to possess alcohol and Phoggy Dog for allowing an alleged drinking game. The Hawk, Tonic and Barrel House all received ABC administrative citations Dec. 3 for allegations that minors possessed alcohol.


nut_case 2 years, 4 months ago

$60K? WOW - it would be much easier to just send them out to fight/die for their county than let them have a sip of that demon rum.


Steven Gaudreau 2 years, 4 months ago

George, is the $60,000 grant fed or state money? The police dept applies each semester for a total of $120,000 a yr to raid bars. I would like to know who actually applies for the grant, is it l.p.d. or a.b.c. ? Thanks.


UNIKU 2 years, 4 months ago

Guess the Wheel was closed that night...


kufan1146 2 years, 4 months ago

I can't help but laugh that there is a "task force" for this. Who knew, there are underage people in bars in a college town! What a waste of taxpayer money. Put those guys on saturation patrol for DUIs if they want to crack down on alcohol related crimes, not 19 year olds drinking bud light with their friends. Saturation patrols would actually make Lawrence safer.


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