Pesotum, Il. (9/06/17) – 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, August 26, 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, 35 citations were issued for Possession / Purchase (minor 18 – 20 years old) of Alcohol, one citation for Unlawful Delivery of Alcohol To A Minor, and one citation for Bar Employee Announcing Police Presence.
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 six bar locationsin Champaign County. Those locations were as follows:
Kam’s, 618 E. Daniel 5 Citations
Joe’s Brewery, 706 S. Fifth 9 Citations
It’s Brothers, 613 E. Green 5 Citations
Clybornes, 706 S. Sixth 3 Citations
Red Lion, 211 E. Green 14 Citations
Firehaus, 708 S. Sixth 1 Citation
Total 37 Citations
This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation.