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141 locations charged statewide in underage drinking crackdown

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's office has released results of a statewide crackdown on underage drinking.

The Governor's office said during the enforcement effort during the months of August, September and October, the State Liquor Authority sent underage decoys to 506 establishments, citing 141 of the locations for illegal sales to minors.

DMV investigators arrested 271 people under the age of 21 attempting to use fake identification to buy alcohol, the Governor's office said.

Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting from $2,500 to $3,000 for a first-time offense. Repeat offenders also face potential suspension or revocation of their licenses, according to the Governor's office.

In Central New York, investigators made 21 arrests at the following locations:

  • 2 arrests at the Luke Bryan concert at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Geddes
  • 2 arrests at the Kid Rock concert at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Geddes
  • 17 arrests at The Red Jug, The Dark Horse Saloon, and Harry Tony's in Cortland
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