State un­der­age drink­ing crack­down nets 437 fake IDs

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Some 437 fake IDs were con­fis­cated and 411 peo­ple ar­rested dur­ing a statewide crack­down on un­der­age drink­ing at sum­mer con­certs through­out New York state.

Gov. An­drew Cuomo’s of­fice re­leased the fig­ures Tues­day. The ef­fort in­volved en­force­ment ac­tions by state and lo­cal of­fi­cials at sev­eral con­cert venues around the state.

Cuomo, a Demo­crat, says the “co­or­di­nated sweeps” at con­cert venues helped to pre­vent “avoid­able tragedies” while send­ing a strong mes­sage about the se­ri­ous­ness of un­der­age drink­ing.

The Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter saw the most ac­tion, with 87 ar­rests and more than 120 fake iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments seized.

Cuomo ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials say au­thor­i­ties are now con­duct­ing sim­i­lar sweeps at col­lege cam­puses across New York state.

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