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WPD Alcohol Enforcement Unit Attempts to Curb Underage Drinking

For Immediate Release: 1/4/2019 6:45 pm

The Worcester Police Alcohol Enforcement Unit will be enhancing its efforts to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages to minors by conducting a number of programs over the course of the next year. The Alcohol Enforcement Unit will also target establishments that over serve patrons.

The goal is to use enforcement practices that will help to prevent access to alcohol by minors and to ensure that alcohol establishments are following proper laws, regulations and procedures with regard to serving age appropriate patrons.

Throughout the year, members of the Worcester Police Alcohol Enforcement Unit will be conducting various underage alcohol compliance stings and surveillance activities. The Alcohol Enforcement Unit expects business establishments to adhere to the laws of the commonwealth and watch for fake IDs and minors attempting to purchase alcohol.

According to the Center for Disease Control, underage drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 annual deaths among underage youth.

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