Agencies Work Together To Reduce Underage Drinking
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, the agency is joining
forces with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in
efforts to fight
underage drinking. The two departments have combined through a county-wide grant to reduce
alcohol-related crimes that may occur at ABC-licensed establishments.
Over the summer, the SDPD received $100,000 from an ABC grant to be spent
in communities to help battle alcohol-related crimes. The goal of the
ABC Grant Assistance Program is to help make communities safer through
the partnership of local law enforcement agencies and ABC-licensed businesses.
Agents from Alcohol Beverage Control and San Diego deputies will work with
minor decoys at various locations in the communities of Santee and Lakeside.
These groups will organize a Minor Decoy or so-called Shoulder Tap to
ensure minors are not being sold alcohol. According to officials, minors
tried to purchase alcohol at 11 different locations and were successfully
turned away. Teenagers approached 31 adults to buy them alcohol and only
one adult was arrested.
These operations will continue through June 2017 and help reduce youth
access to alcohol and alcohol abuse. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department
urges anyone with information on licensed liquor establishments providing
alcohol to minors to contact the agency.
If you have been injured by an underage drunk driver, the establishment
that sold the minor alcohol could be responsible for your damages. Seeking
qualified legal representation at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, is vital
to protecting the rights of you and your family.
Contact the Law Offices of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today for a free and
confidential DUI case review.