Underage Drinking: Success Stories

         

Underage

Drinking: Success Stories

 

 

Ohio  –  April 24, 2001

 

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With

support from the OJJDP Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Initiative,

community organizations, enforcement agencies, youth, and other concerned

citizens are working collaboratively to change local ordinances and

enforcement practices.

 

 

Ohio

Revises Rule Governing Keg

Purchases

To Aid Enforcement

For several years,

colleges, universities, and community coalitions in the state of

Ohio

have been actively addressing the problem of underage drinking on college

campuses.  Last August, the

state?s Department of Public Safety (DPS) took another step in this

effort when it revised a rule affecting the purchase of multiple beer

kegs. 

Rule

68, or the ?5 for 5? rule as it is popularly known, requires that

anyone purchasing five or more kegs be registered with the beer

distributor.  Five days before

the purchase, the purchaser must submit a notarized affidavit stipulating

that he or she is aware of and will comply with the state?s liquor laws,

including those laws prohibiting the furnishing of alcohol to minors and

intoxicated persons.  By

signing the affidavit, the purchaser also consents to law enforcement

monitoring of the planned event.  The

distributor sends a copy of the affidavit to DPS that, in turn, notifies

the local police department of the event?s location.

 

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