In a bid to curb underage drinking and enhance road safety, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has initiated a summer-long operation named “Operation Prevent.”
This state-wide crackdown targets the use of fake IDs for alcohol purchases at concert venues. DMV investigators will collaborate with the State Liquor Authority, State Police, State Parks Police, and local law enforcement in the campaign that spans throughout the summer concert season.
The initiative follows a successful season last year, where over 550 people received tickets for using fake IDs to purchase alcohol, leading to the seizure of 580 counterfeit documents.
DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder warns that individuals found using fake or borrowed IDs to buy alcohol could face tickets and have their licenses suspended or revoked for a period ranging from 90 days to a year. Schroeder cautioned against the dangers of underage drinking, citing its detrimental impact on youth health and development, and its role in enhancing susceptibility to identity theft.
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