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20 tickets given out at Binghamton bars in underage drinking sweep

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office on Tuesday released recent results of an ongoing crackdown on underage drinking across upstate New York.

According to Cuomo’s office, “Operation Prevent” resulted in 139 people being charged with using a fake ID or someone else’s ID to purchase alcohol in April and May. Officials say 126 fake identifications were also seized.

Also in April and May, officials say the State Liquor Authority conducted statewide underage sting operations by sending decoys into 851 locations holding liquor licenses, with 186 businesses charged with selling alcohol to a minor.

Investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicles, SLA, State Parks Police and local law enforcement are continuing the enforcement sweeps around the state.

Here are the results from April and May:

Capital Region – 56 tickets

  • 46 tickets issued at O’Leary’s Tavern, April 5
  • Six tickets issued at Graney’s Stout, April 26
  • Four tickets issued at Union Convenience, Goose Hill Wine & Liquor, and Englebardt’s Liquor Store in Schenectady, May 17

Central New York -14 tickets

  • Five tickets issued at the Jason Aldean concert at Lakeview Amphitheater, May 16
  • Nine tickets issued at the Zak Brown concert at Lakeview Amphitheater, June 9

Finger Lakes – 31 tickets

  • 10 tickets issued at One Nightclub and Vinyl in Rochester, April 25 and May 31
  • Eight tickets issued at The Red Jug, Barbers Grill and Tap Room, Custom House, and BBQ and Brew in Brockport, April 27
  • 13 tickets issued at the Chris Young concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, May 24

Southern Tier – 20 tickets

  • 20 tickets issued at The Rathskellar, Tom and Marty’s, and Celtic Pub in Binghamton, May 3

Western New York – 18 tickets

  • 18 tickets issued at The Steer and Slick’s Willie’s in Tonawanda, May 3

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