Game day citations double at stores



Some underage fans had something else to be upset about after Saturday’s football game, and it wasn’t the fact that UK lost.

Enforcement officials from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued 40 citations Saturday, when it conducted a Targeted Enforcement Detail in areas around campus.

Nathan Jones, staff assistant for the department, said the TEDs are done for various events around the state, and usually average between 20 to 25 citations.

Of the 40 citations, 34 were for minors in possession of alcoholic beverages, according to a news release.

The TEDs were conducted adjacent to campus at the point of sale, Jones said.

In general, TEDs focus on fraudulent identifications, drug violations, possession of alcohol by minor violations and third-party transactions, according to the release.

“The Details are to restrict youth access to alcohol and to raise awareness at point of ale that the law needs to be enforced when selling,” Jones said.

The other six citations were for: disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assisting minor in purchasing alcoholic beverages, misrepresenting one’s own age in purchasing alcoholic beverages, criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, and alcohol intoxication.

Jones said the ABC will continue conducting TEDs for future games.