Law enforcement kicks into high gear to combat underage drinking

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With many college students heading back into town this week, local law enforcement is kicking into high gear to combat underage drinking.

Alcohol Law Enforcement agents are prepping local bars to maximize prevention. One of the main focuses is fake IDs.

ALE is also working with ECU to educate students. ECU Police Lieutenant Chris Sutton says this training is crucial.

“Families entrust their greatest possession in East Carolina in their children and so it’s important for the university and for the police department to put their best foot forward to try to educate them on what they can do to help maintain their safety while they’re here on campus,” Sutton said.

Over the past year, the ABC Commission reports over half of all underage alcohol violations involve fake IDs.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s