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State DMV To Start Underage Drinking Crackdown


The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has announced the beginning of their summer-long crackdown on the use of fake ID’s for purchase of alcoholic beverages at concert venues throughout the state.

The operation titled “Operation Prevent” will be led by DMV investigators to prevent underage drinking and/or drinking and driving. Investigators will work with the State Liquor Authority, State Police, State Parks Police, and local law enforcement.

“Our investigators are well-trained to spot fake IDs, and we have added security measures that make our licenses and non-driver IDs increasingly difficult to counterfeit,” Mark J.F. Schroeder, DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, said. “You may think we’re trying to spoil your fun, but it is not fun to end up in a hospital, a jail or a morgue from a night spent drinking when you’re underage.”

Operation Prevent will go through September 17th with an expected 28 underage drinking enforcement details scheduled at concert venues throughout the state.

Local venues to the Cortland area include the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, Darien Lake Performing Arts, and CMAC in Canandaigua.

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