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Archive for Friday, May 4, 2012

27 people cited, mostly for underage drinking violations, in special patrol Thursday evening, early Friday

May 4, 2012

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Officers on the Douglas County Fake ID 101 task force cited 27 people, mostly for underage drinking violations, Thursday night and Friday morning as part of a special patrol on the event of Kansas University’s Stop Day, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.

Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control officers also issued administrative citations to seven bars or establishments alleging they allowed minors to possess alcohol, McKinley said. Officers also issued an administrative citation to New School Catering of Lawrence alleging the caterer failed to notify the city and state it was catering an event at Delta Tau Delta, 1111 W. 11th St.

The 12 officers from the ABC, KU police, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence police checked 15 licensed establishments and the one catered event, McKinley said. The patrol is funded using grant money from the Kansas Department of Transportation. They also briefly had a plainclothes officer at a counter in a liquor store but didn’t find any violations, he said.

Of the 27 people ticketed, 24 received charges of possession of alcohol by a minor, and 19 were charged for possession or use of a fake ID. One person was arrested for interference with duties of an officer. And one person was cited for littering. Some people were cited for more than one charge.

The ABC administrative citations for allowing minors to possess alcohol were issued at Bullwinkle’s Bar, 1344 Tenn., five counts; The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, three counts; Tonic, 728 Mass., two counts: The Phoggy Dog, 2228 Iowa, two counts; R Bar and Patio, 610 Fla., one count; The Wheel, 507 W. 14th St., one count.

Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive, was cited on seven counts alleging the staff allowed minors to possess alcohol and one count of allowing someone to remove alcohol from the licensed premise.

Comments

Steve Swaggerty 2 years, 7 months ago

". Officers also issued an administrative citation to New School Catering of Lawrence alleging the caterer failed to notify the city and state it was catering an event at Delta Tau Delta, 1111 W. 11th St."***Can someone explain to me why a private company has to notify the State that they are catering a party?

ST3V3N 2 years, 7 months ago

Because we are now living in a "police state" and it's only gonna get worse.

Jayhawker07 2 years, 7 months ago

ABC, they were serving alcohol. Those are the rules.

somebodynew 2 years, 7 months ago

superswagg56 - - It has always been that way. As a caterer that is serving alcohol they have to get a special permit from ABC that specifys a bunch of different things. Without it they aren't supposed to be doing business there. It is like a bar has to have a license, this is like a "portable license" or a temporary permit.

Kevin Haislip 2 years, 7 months ago

clearly the law is out of control and needs to be controlled !

flyin_squirrel 2 years, 7 months ago

Add this to the list of government crackdowns on adults and businesses (yes 18 yr olds are considered adults in every aspect of society except drinking).

In Lawrence baby chickens and college students better watch out!

And why didn't they visit the cave or is it because high schoolers are off limits for the task force...

flyin_squirrel 2 years, 7 months ago

Out of over 200 plus liquor licenses in the town of Lawrence, the task force continues to hit the same places. They could walk into any one of the 200 plus establishments and bust a minor every weekend.

Anyone who thinks there isn't minors in every restaurant and bar in town is living under a rock.

kusp8 2 years, 7 months ago

Agreed, but out of the list the only ones who don't openly flaunt the laws against underage drinking are R Bar and Phoggy Dog. R Bar might, I've just never heard of it. I've seen multiple people denied entry to the Phoggy Dog because they were underage, as opposed to the infinite number of people I know who've never needed an ID to get into any of the other locations when they were underage.

Bladerunner 2 years, 7 months ago

Flyin_squirrel....don't you always go fishin in the same fishin holes where you know you've caught fish before?

JackMcKee 2 years, 7 months ago

The odds that the Cave ever loses its liquor license are between zero and slim.

Scott Newell 2 years, 7 months ago

I was working at The Phoggy Dog on this night. We had 200 people in the bar when 4 officers (2 under cover) entered the building. They IDed people for approximately 30 minutes and ended up finding 2 females who they said ordered fake IDs online. The licenses had their actual photos and names. We are instructed to "card hard", but this doesn't guarantee minors won't make it inside the bar, as this instance demonstrates.

Mark Kostner 2 years, 7 months ago

I'd like to know the age breakdown. Were these people actual minors or 18-21 year olds. When I was at KU the age was 18 and I have never agreed with the legitimacy of this law which was passed under duress from the federal government in the 80's. This so called criminal act is akin to driving 60 during the 55 mph speed limit era, legal before and after. Sooner or later this law, passed in violation of the 10th Amendment will be reversed. Meanwhile the ghost of Carry A. Nation smiles on Lawrence.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 7 months ago

I'm no Constitutional scholar, but the Constitution itself does declare some adults eligible for some privileges while excluding others. One must be 35 to be President, 30 to be a Senator and 25 to be a member of the House. Given that the Constitution allows for these, I suspect that laws saying one must be 21 to enjoy certain benefits, 18 for others, etc. would pass Constitutional muster. If this were reversed, imagine someone wanting to claim retirement benefits under Social Security at age 18.

Vinny1 2 years, 7 months ago

"The Hawk: three counts"

lol, were there four people there? You could walk into the hawk any night of the week and 75% of the people in there are underage.

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