Sweep brings 52 alcohol-related tickets

PESOTUM — Illinois State Police issued more than four dozen citations during a sweep of campus bars and streets late last month.

With the assistance of Champaign police, troopers issued 52 citations to people for crimes related to underage drinking on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 24, in Champaign.

As a result of the Operation Campus Tap detail, 37 citations were issued for possession or purchase of alcohol by minors between 18 and 20; 11 citations for adult responsibility; two for possession of alcohol on public property or a business parking lot; and one citation each for the presence of a minor in a liquor establishment and unlawful use of identification.

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

The checks were done at and citations issued at the following places:

— Kam's, 618 E. Daniel St., C; 13 citations.

— Red Lion, 211 E. Green St.; eight citations.

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

— The White Horse, 510 E. John St.: seven citations.

— Campus area streets; 10 citations.

— Private parties; 12 citations.

Funding for the Operation Campus Tap program 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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