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Archive for Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ABC, police officers issue citations for underage drinking on gameday

October 26, 2011, 5:21 p.m. Updated October 27, 2011, 10:37 a.m.

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Officers in Lawrence cited 14 people in an underage-drinking patrol last Saturday for the Kansas University-Kansas State University game around Memorial Stadium and in area neighborhoods.

Officers with the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Control division and Lawrence Police Department, as part of a Fake ID 101 task force, cited 14 people for being a minor in possession of alcohol, according to The New Tradition Coalition, which aims to reduce underage drinking. Some people were cited for more than one charge.

Officers alleged seven of the minors were consuming alcohol, and three either possessed or used a fake ID or driver’s license. One person was also accused of interfering with duties of an officer.

Also, Lawrence police, ABC and KU police recently wrapped up a separate operation to target underage drinking that included six special patrols between May and September. Jen Jordan, director of prevention for DCCCA and a member of The New Tradition Coalition, said officers during those patrols cited 31 people for being minors in possession of alcohol; 31 for consuming in public; and one person each for possession of a fake ID and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Money from the coalition’s drug-free communities grant funded overtime for officers participating in those patrols.

Comments

Curtis Lange 2 years, 9 months ago

What a waste of time (and now money for these 14)... Can we PLEASE just lower the drinking age already to stop these drinking nazis from tarnishing people's records. Oh no, an 18-19-20 yr old had a beer! The world is going to end.

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rwwilly 2 years, 9 months ago

I like the way your mind works. Strangely enough both of those activities are quite legal in the state of Kansas for 18 - 21 year olds. I can hardly wait for the weekend.

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redneck 2 years, 9 months ago

Can we PLEASE just obey the drinking laws already?

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newmedia 2 years, 9 months ago

Given the outcome on the field of play Saturday I'm astonished there weren't more citations issued!

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flyin_squirrel 2 years, 9 months ago

If I give you a choice of:

  1. Stopping Jr High, HS and College kids from drinking or
  2. Draining Clinton lake with a Tablespoon,

Which will happen first? #2

Our drinking laws have created a binge drinking problem. Lower the drinking age and you will help solve this problem. Don't let your 18 yr old start college without "you" the parent teaching them how to drink responsibly (but you will have to go to Mexico to do this legally).

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