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Police Step Up Crackdown On Alcohol Sales To Minors In Cortlandt

Westchester County Police are stepping up enforcement of underage drinking laws in Cortlandt for the holidays.
Westchester County Police are stepping up enforcement of underage drinking laws in Cortlandt for the holidays. Photo Credit: File Photo

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Westchester County Police are stepping up enforcement of underage drinking laws in Cortlandt.

The move comes during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, said George N. Longworth, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

"The enforcement is aimed at continuing the success that the Westchester County Police and the Cortlandt Community Coalition have had in curbing the sale of alcohol to minors in the community," representatives said in a report.

Longworth said county police recently conducted two days of alcohol compliance checks at businesses in Cortlandt, including bars, restaurants, liquor stores, delis and supermarkets and that 90 persons ranging from bartenders and waiters to store owners and clerks refused to sell alcohol to an underage person who attempted to purchase it, according to the report.

“We were very pleased to find perfect compliance by the businesses and their employees in Cortlandt,” Longworth said in the report. “All 90 asked the youth for his ID and refused to make a sale when he could not provide it.”

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