Pesotum, Il. (02/28/18) – 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, February 24, 2018. 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, 22 citations were issued for Possession / Purchase (minor 18 – 20 years old) of Alcohol and one citation for Unlawful Use of Identification. 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 seven bar locations and a Streep Sweep in Champaign County. Those locations were as follows:
Kam’s, 618 E. Daniel: 4 Citations
Brothers Bar & Grill, 613 E. Green: 3 Citations
Murphy’s, 604 E. Green: 3 Citations
Red Lion, 211 E. Green: 5 Citations
The Clybourne, 707 S. 6th Street: 8 Citations
Joe’s Brewery, 706 S. 5th Street: 0 Citations
Legend’s, 522 E. Green Street: 0 Citations
Street Sweep: 0 Citations
Total 23 Citations
This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation.