NYLON – New York State has announced that they will be cracking down on underage drinking at concerts through Labor Day weekend, specifically combating fake I.D.’s.
According to news partner 13WHAM, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that there will be a crackdown on underage drinking and fake IDs at summer concerts and other underage hotspots.
“Underage drinking and the bad decisions that follow can have devastating and life-altering consequences,” said Governor Cuomo. “By targeting fake IDs and increasing enforcement at summer concerts, we will help avoid needless tragedy and will send the message that this reckless behavior just isn’t worth it.”
This enforcement will occur unannounced at concert venues and places throughout the state from now through Labor Day Weekend.
The Department of Motor Vehicles will be checking I.D.’s of those wishing to purchase alcohol at events statewide. Anyone found to have a fake I.D. will be arrested and their documents will be confiscated.
According to the New York State Governor’s website, new driver’s licenses have also been issued since 2013 that are more difficult to replicate fraudulently.
The Department of Motor Vehicles lays out the updated features of newly issued NYS driver’s licenses here.
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