Police Continuing Effort Against Under-Age Drinking

Newport police will continue to partner with local establishments to address under-age drinking.

Recently, members of the Newport Police Department worked cooperatively with the owners/management of JFA Security and Riptides. This collaborative effort resulted in nearly 20 under-aged individuals being charged with alcohol violations and several other identifications being taken out of circulation.

These establishments should be commended for their professionalism and dedication to the well-being of the youth in our community. Due to the successful effort and their dedication, the Newport Police will continue this type of enforcement with the other Liquor License holders willing to participate.

Under-age drinking costs the State of Rhode Island millions of dollars each year and it is without a doubt a serious problem. When the liquor license holders, local police, parents and prevention coalitions work together, lives are saved.

This information has been provided by the Newport Police Department. 

Angela August 03, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Great Job!
pferd August 03, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Jay Paine August 07, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Lower the drinking age. It's an absolute disgrace that an 18 year old can be trusted to bomb Baghdad but not to have a legal beer at home. Abroad we consider them heroes, but at home they are criminals? If we truly support the troops, allowing those who serve a beer is the least we can do for them.


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