N.C. ABC Commission offers underage drinking prevention training in Winterville

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The N.C. ABC Commission hosted two free courses in Winterville Tuesday to train servers and sellers how to prevent underage drinking. The commission’s chief calls the problem an epidemic.

With March Madness in full effect and St. Patrick’s day around the corner, law enforcement wants servers and sellers to be ready for the rush.

ABC Commission Chief, Randy Andrews said, “These trainings are important to get that education out there that there is a problem with fake IDs and there is a problem with underage drinking. With this problem, it’s not going to get any better until we start putting preventative measures out there.”

It’s the first time these courses were offered.

During the seminar, ABC permit holders learned about eliminating the sale of alcohol to underage and intoxicated people.

They also learned about acceptable IDs, fake IDs, server discretion, criminal consequences and more.

The course was offered at the Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Center.

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