December 5, 2023
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 All 10 retailer clerks focused in a regulation enforcement operation refused to promote to a minor decoy, authorities stated Wednesday.

The operation was performed at 10 San Diego shops Monday by detectives from the San Diego Police Division Vice Unit and an agent from the California Division of Alcoholic Beverage Management, in keeping with SDPD Lt. Jason Scott.

“Minors underneath the supervision of regulation enforcement tried to purchase alcoholic drinks from 10 retail licensees within the Metropolis of San Diego,” Scott stated. “All 10 clerks practiced accountable alcoholic beverage gross sales by checking the minor decoy identification and refusing to promote to the minor. Conducting these operations permits us to assist cut back underage ingesting and improve public security.”

If a clerk would have bought alcohol to a minor, they’d face a minimal high-quality of $250 and between 24 and 32 hours of group service for a primary violation. As well as, ABC could take administrative motion towards the alcoholic beverage license of the enterprise the place alcohol was bought to a minor. That will embody a high-quality, suspension, or the everlasting revocation of the license.

Funding for this program was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security by means of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.

–Metropolis Information Service