Pesotum, Il. (9/26/17) – The Illinois State Police (ISP), assisted by the Champaign Police Department, conducted an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) Bar ID Check detail during the late evening hours of Saturday, September 23, 2017. The purpose of the ACE program is to reduce/deter underage drinking in Illinois. The goal of this program is to prevent, deter and take enforcement action in response to violations of laws associated with impaired driving, the sale of alcohol to a minor, the illegal consumption or possession of alcohol or drugs by minors, and increase police presence in the campus area.
As a result of the ACE detail, 19 citations were issued for Possession / Purchase (minor 18 – 20 years old) of Alcohol.
The Illinois Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the driver’s license of persons found in possession of illegal ID’s. Suspensions may be for up to one year or longer. In addition, minors convicted of purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol will face a one year suspension of their driver’s license. During the detail, bar checks were conducted at five bar locations in Champaign County. Those locations were as follows:
Kam’s, 618 E. Daniel 6 Citations
Joe’s Brewery, 706 S. Fifth 4 Citations
It’s Brothers, 613 E. Green 2 Citations
Murphy’s Pub, 604 E. Green 3 Citations
Red Lion, 211 E. Green 4 Citations
Total 19 Citations
This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation.