Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the results of joint efforts by state agencies to crack down on underage drinking throughout the state during the month of April. The New York State Liquor Authority and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, along with local law enforcement agencies, conducted statewide sweeps of locations holding liquor licenses, including bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and grocery stores, looking for fake IDs and retailers who sell alcohol to minors.
Out of 851 businesses visited for compliance checks, Gov. Cuomo’s office said 186 were found to be selling to underage agents.
The SLA conducted 66 underage details in 46 counties, with investigators sending underage decoys into businesses holding liquor licenses.