Fayetteville police cite thirteen for underage drinking

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor today announced that thirteen individuals were cited last weekend for twenty three different charges related to underage drinking.

The charges were the result of concentrated efforts to stop underage individuals from purchasing alcohol at random local liquor stores Friday, Aug. 19. The stakeouts were part of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant through the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

Charges filed include Illegal Possession of Alcohol, 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 Driving While Intoxicated.

From the release:

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.