35 citations issued during bar checks

35 citations issued during bar checks

The most recent bar checks on the University of Illinois campus resulted in 35 citations being issued.

Illinois State Police Capt. David Beasley said as a result of the March 29 Operation Campus Tap sweep, 30 citations were issued for minors in possession of alcohol, one for carrying an open container out of a licensed premise, two for presence of a minor in a liquor establishment, and two for unlawful use of identification.

The purpose of the Operation Campus Tap program is to reduce and deter underage drinking among college and high school age youth.

Police remind that the secretary of state may suspend or revoke the driver's license of anyone found in possession of illegal identification for up to a year or longer. In addition, minors convicted of purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol face a one-year suspension of their licenses.

The following bars were checked and citations issued:

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

— The Clybourne, 706 S. Sixth St., C, 12 citations.

— Joe's Brewery, 706 S. Fifth St., C, 14 citations.

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

— Campus streets, two citations.

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

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