Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department’s continued efforts to reduce underage drinking.

            On Friday August 26, 2001 and Saturday, August 27, 2011, as part of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant through the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, officers of the Fayetteville Police Department concentrated their efforts on liquor stores and bars checking for underage subjects attempting to purchase alcohol.  Nineteen individuals were cited for twenty nine different charges.  These charges consisted of Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Attempting to Purchase or Otherwise Illegally Obtain Alcohol, Possession of a Fraudulent or Altered Identification Document, Unlawful Use of a Driver’s License and Knowingly Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.    

The Fayetteville Police Department treats underage drinking offenses as a priority.  The Fayetteville Police Department has actively enforced underage drinking laws in Fayetteville for more than fifteen years. The Fayetteville Police Department will investigate and seek prosecution on those that provide alcohol to minors and randomly check for compliance of those businesses responsible for the sale of alcohol and conduct sting operations in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.