The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco recently arrested for store clerks from various stores in Green Cove Springs (Clay County) Florida for the selling of alcohol to people under the age of 21. The stores involved were the Green Cove Springs Package Store, Island Food Store, the Kangaroo Convenience Store, and the Hess Gas Station. The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco conducted the sting operation with the assistance of the Green Cove Springs Police Department. See Florida Times Union – The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Take Action Against Clerks Who Sold to Underage Customers.
Underage drinking is certain a problem in many respects. One, young people typically do not have the judgment to know their limits. Second, young people often times think that they are invincible and can do many things under the influence that they should not including driving, biking, swimming, skateboarding, and many other activities that can lead to serious personal injury and death. Third, young people may act carelessly that causes serious bodily injury to other children and adults who happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Cracking down on store clerks is only one way of many that State and Local officials can use to try to limit and deter underage possession and consumption of alcohol.