A new initiative, announced by the Governor of New York, is focused on combating underage drinking at colleges and college towns across the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press release on Tuesday, August 28, that the State Liquor Authority (SLA) and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)  would be seriously cracking down on underage drinking on colleges and college towns.

The two agencies will be partnering with local law enforcement to conduct sweeps of places that hold liquor licenses. Such as bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores, to look for fake IDs and illegal sales to minors.

If you are under the legal drinking age of 21, and are caught using a fake ID or fake documents with the intent to purchase alcohol, you can have your license revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year, according to the press release.

Marist, Vassar, CIA, SUNY New Paltz, and every other college in the Hudson Valley: make good choices.

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