Alcohol sting leads to charges vs 28

May 18, 2009 10:13:22 AM PDT
A suburban New York prosecutor says a three-month sting has found 28 employees at bars, restaurants and liquor stores serving alcohol to minors. But Westchester County D.A. Janet DiFiore says she's happy that establishments enforced the 21-year-old drinking age 81 percent of the time.

She said at a news conference Monday that a similar test 20 years ago found 80 percent in violation.

The sting used underage students from college criminal justice programs. They made 152 attempts to buy alcohol between Jan. 29 and April 28.

DiFiore says the employees who agreed were charged with violating state alcohol laws. If convicted, they could be fined and sent to jail for up to a year.


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