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llinois: New Law Passed to Prevent Underage Drinking in Illinois

Source: Gudelnews
Nov 9th

In an effort to stop teen alcohol use, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a law that makes giving alcoholic beverages to anyone under 21 a misdemeanor. Under the new law, it does not matter where the alcohol is served — which means that it is a crime to serve alcohol to someone underage in public or inside of someone’s own home.

In addition, the new law – House Bill 1554 – states that if you serve alcohol to someone who is underage and they subsequently go on to hurt someone else or themselves because they were intoxicated, as the adult who served the alcohol, you can be charged with a Class 4 felony.

The new law, which is an amendment to the Liquor Control Act of 1934, also says that the adult does not have to physically hand over the alcohol to an underage drinker. If it is determined that the adult should have reasonably known underage drinking would occur on their property, and they did nothing to prevent it, they have broken the new law. Anyone who is convicted under the new law will face incarceration, as well as a fine.

Other Laws to Prevent Underage Drinking

Illinois also has a Dram Shop law, which means that a commercial entity can be held responsible for serving alcohol to someone who is underage if the drinker goes on to injure someone else. Under this law, a business can be held liable if it can be proven that it sold alcohol to the underage drinker; that alcohol contributed to the underage drinker getting intoxicated; and the underage drinker went on to injure someone else because of being drunk.
How Common Is Underage Drinking?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year alcohol is in some way responsible for about 4,700 deaths — and 11 percent of victims are underage drinkers.

The CDC also reports that underage drinkers are at risk of things like alcohol poisoning, suicide, memory problems and long-term difficulties with brain functioning.

Get the Legal Counsel You Need

Alcohol-related offenses are serious and should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with a crime that involves alcohol, consult a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has experience with these types of cases. A qualified lawyer can let you know what your rights are and help you mount a defense against the charges.

Public Act 097-1049

HB1554 Enrolled
LRB097 06478 ASK 46561 b
AN ACT concerning liquor.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended by
changing Section 6-16 as follows:

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Section whoever
violates this Section shall, in addition to other penalties
provided for in this Act, be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) Any person shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor
where he or she knowingly authorizes or permits
a residence which he or she occupies to be used by an invitee

under 21 years of age and :
(1) the person occupying the residence knows that any
such person under the age of 21 is in possession of or is
consuming any alcoholic beverage; and
(2) the possession or consumption of the alcohol by the
person under 21 is not otherwise permitted by this Act. ;

For the purposes of this subsection (c) where the residence
has an owner and a tenant or lessee, there is a rebuttable
presumption that the residence is occupied only by the tenant
or lessee. The sentence of any person who violates this
subsection (c) shall include, but shall not be limited to, a
fine of not less than $500. Where a violation of this
subsection (c) directly or indirectly results in great bodily
harm or death to any person, the person violating this
subsection (c) shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Nothing in
this subsection (c) shall be construed to prohibit the giving
of alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years in
the performance of a religious ceremony or service in
observation of a religious holiday.
A person shall not be in violation of this subsection (c)
if (A) he or she requests assistance from the police department
or other law enforcement agency to either (i) remove any person
who refuses to abide by the person’s performance of the duties
imposed by this subsection (c) or (ii) terminate the activity
because the person has been unable to prevent a person under
the age of 21 years from consuming alcohol despite having taken
all reasonable steps to do so and (B) this assistance is
requested before any other person makes a formal complaint to
the police department or other law enforcement agency about the
activity.

(d) Any person who rents a hotel or motel room from the
proprietor or agent thereof for the purpose of or with the
knowledge that such room shall be used for the consumption of
alcoholic liquor by persons under the age of 21 years shall be
guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(e) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any person
who has alcoholic liquor in his or her possession on public
school district property on school days or at events on public
school district property when children are present is guilty of
a petty offense, unless the alcoholic liquor (i) is in the
original container with the seal unbroken and is in the
possession of a person who is not otherwise legally prohibited
from possessing the alcoholic liquor or (ii) is in the
possession of a person in or for the performance of a religious
service or ceremony authorized by the school board.
(Source: P.A. 95-563, eff. 8-31-07.)

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New approach to student alcohol abuse

Source: Metro
October 14, 2012

After studying student alcohol use for more than 15 years, Auburn University professor Christopher J. Correia is encouraging administrators to take the judgmental sting out of their drinking policies.

This week Wiley publishing will release Correia’s latest book, which he hopes will become a new policy model for campuses across the country: “College Student Alcohol Abuse: A Guide to Assessment, Intervention and Prevention.”

“The research firmly points out, repeatedly, that the majority of college students either don’t drink at all or drink in a way that most people would consider to be safe and quite moderate,” says Correia. “There are plenty of students with problems, but they don’t all have the same problem. There are short-term problems, perhaps just one particular night, and then there are longer standing problems. We don’t serve students well when we try to treat every problem the same way.”

Correia co-authored “Student Alcohol Abuse” with researchers from the University of Memphis and Brown University, along with input from other prominent drug and alcohol analysts.

“It’s a public health issue,” says Correia. “We need to move away from abstinence-based, restrictive in-patient solutions, and realize there are lots of other treatment models out there — models that are more reality-based than thinking that college students are never going to drink.”

Positive shift
While alcohol abuse remains a problem, Correia says the situation is improving: “If you look at the numbers of students that engage in binge drinking, or at the numbers of deaths, injuries and accidents, it’s hard to be super optimistic. Those numbers have remained fairly stable. However, we are seeing a positive shift: There are more interventions out there that have empirical support. That means administrators can start to have more confidence in their options.”

 

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Driver, 20, given 7 years in fatal DUI crash

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August 31, 2012 5:06 pm  •  By Edith Brady-Lunny eblunny@pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — Radley Monson’s drinking problem was compared to a game of Russian roulette Friday that ended with a tragic accident that left a good friend dead and Monson sentenced to seven years in prison.

Prosecutor Matt Banach told a judge at Monson’s sentencing hearing on aggravated drunk driving charges that the 20-year-old defendant did not qualify for probation in the Feb. 15 death of Nick Kauffmann, also 20, from Bloomington.

Monson “exemplifies the target audience for underage drinking that needs to be shown the consequences of underage drinking and getting behind the wheel,” said Banach, asking for a 9-year prison term.

Testimony at the sentencing hearing packed with supporters of the victim and Monson included evidence that Monson continued to drink after the accident and lied to treatment providers and court services personnel about his apparent addiction to alcohol.

Monson used his chance to make a statement to turn directly to Kauffman’s family and apologize for the crash that occurred after he and three others, including Kaufmann, were served alcohol for several hours at the former Danvers Y Tap. The rural tavern voluntarily closed after the accident and misdemeanor charges are pending against the bartender.

“I wish it had been me,” not because of the legal consequences “but because of the entire pain and suffering I’ve caused your entire family,” Monson told Kauffman’s family.

Monson’s mother, Traci Monson, testified her son told her after the crash that, “I’ve killed one of my best friends and I’m so ashamed. I hope his parents can forgive me.”

Defense lawyer James Waller asked for probation and county jail time for Monson, saying he shouldn’t be sent to prison because of an addiction: “It’s just not something we do anymore,” Waller said.

In his comments before handing down a sentence, Judge Paul Lawrence recognized that Monson is “a good person who made a bad decision on this evening,” but that a prison term was necessary to deter others from making the same bad choice.

After the hearing, Banach said the seven-year term “is a just sentence that reflects how gravely serious this crime was.”

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/driver-given-years-in-fatal-dui-crash/article_21b662b8-f3b8-11e1-90df-0019bb2963f4.html

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Characteristics of Underage Drivers Licenses (All States)

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State Identifying Licensing Elements
Alaska License for minors is vertical with “UNDER 21 Until 00-00-0000” written in white, within a red bar above the photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/teenlaw.htm
Alabama Minor licenses are vertical. Under 18/21 cards display the words “UNDER 18 UNTIL” and/or “UNDER 21 UNTIL” followed by the date the cardholder will turn 18 or 21 in bold red text. This text is positioned vertically next to the portrait. On older licenses, it is printed in a red header beside the state name and the photo is on the right side of the license. For more information and/or an image, visit: http://dps.alabama.gov/Documents/Miscellaneous/DriverLicenses.html
Arkansas Vertical format with a black “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” in a yellow bar below the photo, and a white “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” in a red bar below yellow bar. Photo and Date of birth have red borders. Also note: an “intermediate” license includes a yellow map of Arkansas and a learner’s permit includes a white map. For more information and/or an image, visit: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/driverServices/Pages/samples.aspx
Arizona Minor license is vertical with newer licenses. “UNDER 21″ (in yellow) Until 00-00-0000” (in white) beside photo. In older licenses, UNDER 21 Until 00-00-0000 appears in red above the signature and the photo is on the left. A low resolution picture of minor license can be found on page 12 of the Arizona Driver License Manual which can be found here: http://mvd.azdot.gov/mvd/formsandpub/viewPDF.asp?lngProductKey=1420&lngFormInfoKey=1420
California On minor licenses, photo of minors is on right, with a shadowed image to the left of the photo. White letters “AGE 21 IN (0000)” appears in a red bar; under 18 includes white “PROVISIONAL UNTIL AGE 18” IN (0000) in a blue bar. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.tobaccofreecatalog.org/productdetails.aspx?id=3&itemno=J611
Colorado License for minors is vertical. “UNDER 21” is in red above the photo. Prior licenses included “UNDER 21” in a yellow bar at the far right of the card or “UNDER 18” in a red bar at the far right. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1177024843056
Connecticut License for minors is vertical. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in red bar to right of primary photo. If under 18, “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-000” is in yellow bar to left of red bar. Primary photo is on left side with a small duplicate ghosted photo image on bottom right. Learner’s Permit has the state name in yellow. Identification Card has the state name in red in a green bar. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=447352
Washington, D.C. Minor licenses are vertical. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 written in red below the photo. Provisional license has a pale green header bar. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://dmv.dc.gov/info/adult.shtm
Delaware License for minors is vertical. Black “18 ON 00-00-000” in a yellow bar to the right of the photo, or white “21 ON 00-00-0000” in red bar to the right of the photo. Prior licenses had a white “18 ON 00-00-0000” and “21 ON 00-00-0000” in a red block. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.dmv.de.gov/
Florida License for minors is vertical. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in yellow type on a red background to the left of primary photo. State header for Minor License is in yellow type within a green bar. State header for Minor Identification Card is in yellow type within a red bar. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/newlicense.pdf
Georgia Minor license is vertical for new licenses with photo on left and red “UNDER 21” to right of the photo. Birthdate is in black for permanent licenses and in red for interim licenses. Prior licenses are valid until expiration date and have a red header and a red box around the photo with “UNDER 21” vertically down the left side. “Georgia DRIVER LICENSE” and the birth date are in red. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.dds.ga.gov/news/newsdetail.aspx?id=123 and click on “DDS Brochure additional information and/or an image, New License Design.”
Hawaii Minor License is vertical with the date of birth printed in black. “21st: 00/00/0000” and “18th: 00/00/0000” are printed in white within a red bar to the right of photo. Gradient (dark to light) pink shading exists on top of card with primary photo beneath. Under 21 Licenses and Provisional Licenses have a rainbow appearing underneath photo extending to bottom right. Under 21 Permits do not have rainbow. Previous licenses are valid until expiration date and are vertical with red “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” above the photo and below the head bar. For drivers under 18, previous licenses have “PROVISIONAL” on the right side in dark pink. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.honolulu.gov/csd/vehicle/hdlsamplesample.pdf
Iowa Minor license is vertical with “Under 21 UNTIL 00-00-00” in yellow print in a red block at right. Two photos appear on license with the primary one on the left with “DOB” directly to the right. Previously, minor licenses were vertical with the name, address and date of birth in red. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/centralissuance/MM353.pdf
Idaho Minor under 18 licenses are vertical with a green photo border and white “UNDER 18” at the top and bottom and a red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” at the bottom right. Under 21 licenses have a red border around the photo, with “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” printed in red in the bottom right part of the license. For additional information, go to: http://www.preventthesale.com/idaho/ids.htm
Illinois Minor license is vertical, with photo on left. “Under 21 until 00-00-0000” is printed vertically in white in a red bar to the right of the photo. “Under 18 until 00-00-000” is printed in black in a yellow bar to the right and beside the red bar. There is a duplicate ghosted image at the bottom right of the card. For additional information and/or an image, go to: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/newdlflyer1.pdf
Indiana Minor license is vertical with white “Under 21 Until 00/00/0000” in a red bar to right of photo, and/or a black “Under 18 Until 00/00/0000” in a yellow bar placed vertically at the right of the photo. If a driver is younger than 18, the word “PROBATIONARY” is printed beneath the state name bar. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: https://myweb.in.gov/BMV/mybmvportal/LicensesAndIDCards.aspx
Kansas Minor license is vertical with a white “NOT 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” in a red bar, or a white “NOT 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” in a green bar under the photo. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/public.pdf
Kentucky Minor license is vertical. “UNDER AGE 21 Until 00-00-0000” or “UNDER AGE 18″ UNTIL 00-00-0000” in red to the right of the photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://transportation.ky.gov/drlic/Grad/grad_summary.htm
Louisiana Minor licenses are vertical with a red “Under 21 Until 00-00-0000” and “Under 18 Until 00-00-0000” to the right of the photo, at the bottom left with a red frame. The prior license had a “Y” in “MINOR” field, or red “M” in the minor box. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/OMV1.nsf/58c968bd569b099986256cdc000806eb/f49e283fc26019e8862564ae00546c22?
Massachusetts Minor license is vertical with red “UNDER 21 DRIVER LICENSE” under the state header. A red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” and UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 appears above photo. Valid driving times are also noted in red on minor licenses. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.mass.gov/rmv/license/MA_D301brochure1.pdf
Maryland Minor license is vertical with photo bordered in red and “Under 18 Until 00-00-0000” or “Under 21 Until 00-00-0000, “both in red, above the photo. UNDER 21 ALCOHOL RESTRICTED is below the photo, in white.
Maine Minor license is vertical. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00/00/0000” appears stacked to the right of the primary photo. A small duplicate ghosted image is on the right in the middle. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/licenses/ME_Brochure_8.5x11_Composite.pdf
Michigan Minor license is vertical. “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in red, above the name/address. Date of birth overlaps the shadowed image. For additional information, go to: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1627_8669-70561–,00.htm
Minnesota Minor license is horizontal. Photo has a red border and “UNDER 21” is printed in yellow at the top of the photo. If under 18, the license states “PROVISIONAL” and the date that the minor will turn 18 is in red text to the right of the DOB. For additional information, go to: http://www.municipalbev.com/images/driverslicense.pdf
Missouri Minor license is horizontal. The primary photo is on the left and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is at the top, in red text. For drivers under 18, “Missouri” is in purple and “INTERMEDIATE LICENSE” is beneath the state name on the top left. A small duplicate ghosted photo is on the bottom in the middle. For more information and/or an image go to: http://dor.mo.gov/pdf/newlicense.pdf
Mississippi Minor licenses are vertical with state name in green and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” in white text, below the photo in a red bar. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in black, and is in the yellow bar beneath the UNDER 21 red bar. The year of birth is above the shadowed photo image, and the license may include a yellow “INTERMEDIATE LICENSE” in heading. For more information, see http://www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/webpages/dlinfo_DriverLocationLocation?OpenDocument
Montana Minor license is vertical with “Under 18/21 UNTIL 00/00/0000” in a red bar vertically to the right of the photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.doj.mt.gov/driving/driverlicensing.asp
North Carolina Minor license is vertical. “Turns 21 on 00-00-0000” is highlighted in red to the right of the primary photo. “Turns 18 on 00-00-0000” is highlighted in yellow to the right of the photo if applicable. Small, duplicate ghosted image is at the bottom right. For more information and/or image go to: http://www.ncdot.org/_graphics/site_graphics/dmv_driver_first_vrtlicense1.png
North Dakota Minor licenses are vertical with a white “Turns 21 on 00-00-0000” in a red bar, and if applicable, “Turns 18 on 00-00-0000” in a yellow bar on the right side of the photo. For more information and/or an image, go to: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/dlnewlicense.htm
Nebraska Minor license is vertical with a red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” and/or “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” under state name. For more information and/or image go to: http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/images/sample_minor_dl.jpg
New Hampshire Minor license is vertical with photo under state header. “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in white text in a pink bar. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in white text in a red bar below the pink bar in the lower left of the license. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driverlic/index.html
New Jersey Newer minor license is vertical with “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” in red frame around photo with yellow print. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/manuals/chap_01_02.html
New Mexico Minor license is vertical. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in white text in a red bar and “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” is in white text in a pink bar, in the lower left of the license. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/Drivers/New-Drivers/pages/Your-First-Driver-License.aspx
Nevada Minor license is vertical. Red ‘UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ and ‘UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ to the right of the photo. For more information and/or image go to: http://www.dmvnv.com/dldesign.htm
New York Under 21 Until 00-00-0000 and/or “Under 18 Until 00-00-0000”, ID number and date of birth are printed in red on the right side of the photo. Under 18 licenses have LIMITED in red on the right side of the card. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm#drivingage
Ohio Minor license is vertical, with a red header. The photo is in the top left and has a red border. Red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000” and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” appear at the bottom right and overlap the duplicate ghosted photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://bmv.ohio.gov/dl_new_driver.stm
Oklahoma Minor license is vertical, and has the photo in a red border. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in white text, in a red border. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in a yellow box to the right of the photo. ‘LEARNER PERMIT” or “INTERMEDIATE” is in the header of the license. For additional information and/or image go to: http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/gdl.htm
Oregon Minor license has the photo on the right, bordered in red. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in yellow text, at the top of the photo; UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is to the right of the photo. PROVISIONAL LICENSE will be printed on the license if person is under 18. For additional information and/or image go to: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/SampleCards.shtml
Pennsylvania Minor license is vertical; black “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00/00/0000” in yellow bar above photo or white “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00/00/0000” in red bar above photo. Under 18 licenses have a green head bar with JUNIOR DRIVER’S LICENSE and JR in the map at the bottom right. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/fact_sheets/fs-pub7219.pdf
Rhode Island Minor license is vertical, with blue state name, top bar, and map. If a provisional license, headers are in yellow. The photo is bordered in red, and has UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 in white at the top of the license. For more information, go to: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/licenses/
South Carolina For minors under 18, the license reads UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 at the top right, and the photo is framed in green. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in the top right, and the photo is framed in red. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx?n=beginner_permits
South Dakota Below the header, “00-00-0000 – 21st BIRTHDAY” in black, “UNDER 21” is below photo, and two-digit phantom number of year of 21st birthday below the data area; dates of 18th and 21st birthdays listed on back. Red heading for under 21, green if restricted (shows “R” in restrictions field). For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://dps.sd.gov/licensing/driver_licensing/teen_drivers.aspx
Tennessee Minor license is horizontal. If under 21, there is a red bar to the right of the photo with a yellow “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000”. Primary photo and address are on the right with license level in yellow title bar. There is small, duplicate ghosted image on the bottom left. For more information and/or image visit page 15 of the Driver’s Manual: http://www.state.tn.us/safety/dlhandbook/DL_HandbookWeb2007.pdf
Texas Minor license is vertical with red “UNDER 21 DRIVER LICENSE” and red “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” above person’s name. For Minor license is vertical with red “UNDER 21 DRIVER LICENSE” and red “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000” above person’s name. For
additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/teenDriver.htm
Utah Minor license is vertical. Red ‘UNDER 21 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ and if applicable, blue “UNDER 19 UNTIL 00/00/000” above duplicate ghosted image. For more information and/or an image, visit: http://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/licensing.html
Virginia Minor license is vertical with UNDER 21 in the header and on the back. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 and UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is on the front at the bottom left. For more information and/or an image, visit http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/drivers/newlook.asp
Vermont Minor license is vertical. Operator license has the head bar in a plum color, and UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 in red and UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 below the Under 21 date. Junior Operator license has a yellow/orange head bar and the Learner’s Permit has a pink head bar. For more information and/or an image, visit http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/newdrivers
Washington Minor license is vertical. AGE 21 ON 00-00-0000 and/or AGE 18 ON 00-00-0000 is in black next to photo. For drivers under 18, INTERMEDIATE LICENSE is under the state name. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/teens.html
Wisconsin Minor licenses are vertical with a white “Turns 21 on 00-00-0000” in a red band and, where applicable, a black “Turns 18 on 00-00-0000” in a yellow band below the photo. For more information and/or an image, visit http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/types/digital.htm
West Virginia Minor licenses are vertical. Under 21 licenses have a bright blue background, GRADUATED in red text below the heading and TURNS 21 ON 00-00-0000 in white text in a red bar to the right of the photo. Under 18 licenses have a dark red background, with TURNS 18 ON 00-00-0000 and INTERMEDIATE in red below the heading. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Driver-Licenses/Pages/default.aspx
Wyoming Minor license is vertical with the photo on the left. Red “Age 21 on 00-00-0000” and, where applicable, “Age 18 on 00-00-0000” are below the heading on the right. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/webdav/site/wydot/shared/Driver_Services/Driver%20License%20Rules%20of%20the%20Road.pdf (Page 4).
This information is provided as an education service on Serving Alcohol, Inc., but is not intended to provide legal advice or analysis. This information is not intended to be a complete representation or description of all driver’s licenses. No person viewing this information should rely on this information as complete or accurate descriptions of applicable identification. Any person viewing this information that has any questions about the law or this information should seek the advice of counsel. Each state law is unique and possibly represents multiple legislative or regulatory acts. Local laws may differ. Check with local authorities for variations from the information depicted here.

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Underage Alcohol Use: Infused Gummy Bears

Although this is nothing ‘new’ it has been getting a lot of press lately. We are posting this only to raise the awareness of the alcohol sellers and servers that control environments where underage persons may use this approach to hide alcohol use.

Here is a link to one of the many articles:

http://www.keloland.com/videoarchive/index.cfm?VideoFile=111011drunk

 

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