ABC Says Agents Will Target Alcohol Violations During Holidays



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

John Carr is with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, or ABC. Carr says decoys will go after adults who buy booze for underage people. 

"We call those Shoulder Tap Operations, where a young person will stake a position outside a licensed establishment and approach people who are coming to the store to see if they will purchase alcohol for the minor decoy."

The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a person younger than 21 is a minimum $1,000 fine and 24-hours of community service.

Carr says ABC agents will also be deployed throughout the state, working with local law enforcement, to make sure liquor stores are checking identifications and that bartenders are not serving people who've had too much to drink.

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