Archive for Friday, November 2, 2012

Authorities allege multiple drinking violations at local party

November 2, 2012


Twenty people were cited for numerous alcoholic beverage violations at a party last week in the Oread neighborhood, law authorities reported Friday.

More than 200 people were at the party where officials said residents were serving alcohol to underage individuals. The party occurred last Friday, Oct. 26.

Several kegs of beer were seized along with more than $800 in cash from the illegal sale of alcohol, Lawrence Police Department Sgt. Trent McKinley said in a news release.

Twenty-nine violations were issued to 20 people. The violations included 11 possession of alcohol by a minor; nine possession of open container in public; four unlawful hosting of minors; four open saloon and one possession of a fake ID.

Each charge can result in fines, with fines for social hosting violations set at no less than $1,000.

The enforcement operation was conducted by officers from Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas University Public Safety Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence Police Department in what is called the Fake ID 101 Taskforce, which is aimed at enforcement of underage drinking laws and funded by a grant from the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office.


Frank A Janzen 5 years, 2 months ago

Yes, crack down on these house parties where they sell alcoholic drinks without a license.

SofaKing 5 years, 2 months ago

In a related story, New York City authorities have set up a task force to eradicate all the rats from the subway system.

Carol Bowen 5 years, 2 months ago

Go to war and earn the right to drink. Staying home and acting irresponsibly shouldn't count. Just sayin'.

one2no 5 years, 2 months ago

I hope the police get the 800.00 cash. This way they can buy some basketball tickets and won't need to steal them. They can stop by Target and get some video games.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 2 months ago

The $800 is nothin' next to the fines generated by 29 citations.

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