1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
March 30, 2006 00:00
The mission was conducted on March 28, 2006, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m., and included 100 randomly selected businesses located throughout the city. Of the 96 businesses that were open, employees in 28 of those businesses sold alcohol to minors. Some of the employees did not ask to see identification, while others did not check the identification closely enough. The employees were cited for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
These missions are conducted throughout the year and annually every Spring Break. Eight-percent more citations were issued in this year’s Spring Break mission than in last year’s mission. “Nationally, underage drinking resulted in 2, 283 fatalities in one year alone,” says Chief Derrick Foxworth. “And, as we can see from the results of our mission, minors’ access to alcohol continues to be a problem in our community. These missions are important and we thank the Cadets and our partners, the OLCC, for their participation in this worthwhile endeavor.”
Sgt. Pete Simpson