Police ticket 26 in campus bar checks

Police ticket 26 in campus bar checks

PESOTUM — Area police handed out 26 citations in a check of campus bars Saturday.

A release from the Illinois State Police said the Operation Campus Tap detail resulted in 24 citations being issued for minors in possession of alcohol and one each for sale or delivery to a minor and unlawful use of identification.

The citations were handed out at:

— Red Lion, 211 E. Green St., C, 10 citations.

— The Clybourne, 706 S. Sixth St., C, two citations.

— Kam's, 618 E. Daniel St., C, one citation.

— It's Brothers, 613 E. Green St., C, two citations.

— White Horse, 510 E. John St., C, four citations.

— Joe's Brewery, 706 S. Fifth St., C, seven citations.

Police remind that the Illinois secretary of state may suspend or revoke the driver's license of persons found in possession of illegal identification. Suspensions may be for up to a year or longer. Minors convicted of purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol face a one-year suspension of their driver's license.

Funding for Operation Campus Tap is provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Trapper wrote on February 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

The law requires Liqour Licenses to be suspended or revoked for bars with mulitple offenses. I can't remember how many times I have seen Joe's and Kams citied for this over just the past 24 months. It would appear that the mayor and the police force want to do enough publicly to show they are enforcing the laws. Thus keeping Moms againest Drunk Drivers and other organizations happy. But they don't want to enforce the law too much resulting in lost income for the city via the tax charged on the liqour served to these underage drinkers or the monies paid by bars for licenses or fines paid due to serving underage drinkers. I find it surprising that a Casy's store in Champaign was forced to not sell liqour due to having two sells to underage drinkers but Joe's and kam's appear in print almost evertime the police preform these bar checks. Interesting.

Lostinspace wrote on February 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

And how many citations for campus traffic violations by cyclists/pedestrians?

Sid Saltfork wrote on February 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

I have to agree with Trapper.  This sweep of the bars is a "warning" to minors right before the Unofficial.  Suspending the licenses of the bars which are repeated offenders during the Unofficial would send a "warning" also.  Of course, it may reduce campaign donations also.

SaintClarence27 wrote on February 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Or tax revenue.