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.


itsalwayssunnyinlarry 6 years, 4 months ago

yes shut down local companies that bring in money.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 4 months ago

This is a college town. There will always be those who try to get away with underage drinking.

2010Alum 6 years, 4 months ago

Really? I was working at one of the establishments that got cited. One girl who had an (out of state) fake got cited. So you think a bar that is employing people in this economy, doesn't have a history of violations and is generally a low key establishment should be shut down? Great plan. Good thing you're not in charge of anything.

kufan1146 6 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.

deec 6 years, 4 months ago

They'll just give 'em all diversions anyway.

jayhawkinsf 6 years, 4 months ago

Maybe they weren't 19 years old, maybe they were 17. Or perhaps they were 16 or even 15. Maybe a 14 year old took his older brother's I.D. and went there, or was he really 13.
I'm just guessing, but it sounds like you'd like the drinking age lowered to 18. If that's true, then work to change the law. But criticizing law enforcement for enforcing the law is not the way to go.

jayhawkinsf 6 years, 4 months ago

So the police dept. should just hand over the money to the local school? That's how it works? And the highway dept. gives part of it's budget to the library? And the fire dept. helps out the shelter by giving some of their money to them?
Well, our system is pretty much broke as it is. Maybe your system would work better. Maybe the governor will endorse his next paycheck over to me.

William McCauley 6 years, 4 months ago

"but it sounds like you'd like the drinking age lowered to 18"

Yes I would, if your old enough to vote and go get your arms and legs blown off fighting for good old GW bush & the glory of oil for the old US of A, then hell yes they should be allowed to drink a damn beer!

Yes it's a waste of tax payers money.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 4 months ago

The solution to laws that you don't agree with is to change them. Have you wrote a letter to your congressperson. Signed a petition, circulated a petition, run for office yourself on a platform of lowering the drinking age. Again, criticizing law enforcement for enforcing the law is not the way to go, in my opinion.

nut_case 6 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.

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