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State ABC issues 66 citations over weekend during UK football game

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2012) – Enforcement officials from Kentucky’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) conducted a Targeted Enforcement Detail (TED) in areas adjacent to the campus of University of Kentucky on Saturday during UK’s football game against Western Kentucky University.

Sixty-six citations were issued, including:

·  61 citations for minors in possession of alcoholic beverages

·  One unlawful transaction with a minor

·  One person using someone else’s operator’s license

·  Three assisting minor in purchasing alcoholic beverages

“I am very proud of the effort put forth by Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators to curb underage consumption of alcoholic beverages,” Enforcement Director Mike Razor said. “These men and women work very hard to restrict youth access to alcohol. This is evidenced in the number of Uniform Citations that were issued at just this one event.”

Targeted Enforcement Details not only allow law-breakers to be cited, Razor said, but also help to prevent youth access to alcohol because of the presence of ABC enforcement. The details focus on point of sale, third-party transactions, fraudulent identifications, drug violations and possession of alcohol by minor violations. TEDs usually are conducted in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies at events where there is a high concentration of minors along with alcohol being sold or consumed.

ABC Investigators focus on alcohol violations freeing other law enforcement agencies to focus on traffic, crowd control and other essential law enforcement duties.

Other events where TEDs are conducted include the Kentucky State Fair, Keeneland race meets, other sporting events, and other fairs and festivals.