New York State Police arrested three Western New York men for allegedly selling alcohol to minors. New York State Police in Lockport and the New York State Liquor Authority conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative on Monday, September 12, 2022.
A 30-year-old man was arrested for the Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a minor. John M. Wells of Gasport was processed and issued a ticket to return to the Lockport Town Court on October 6, 2022, at 8:30 am.
A 41-year-old Williamsville man was arrested for the Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a minor. Timothy Brown was processed and given an appearance ticket. He's due in the City of Lockport Court on October 5, 2022, at 9 am.
A 19-year-old Middleport man was also arrested for the Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a minor. Brandon T. Luna, who was processed and issued a ticket, will appear in the Town of Royalton Court on October 16, 2022, at 5 pm.
New York State Liquor Authority is very strict about selling alcohol to minors - it is one of the most serious violations of alcohol laws in the state. It expressly warns liquor license holders that they will be liable for underage alcohol sales,
It’s a crime to sell, deliver or give away alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21. As the licensee, you are subject to disciplinary action by the Authority whether you or your employee served the minor. It does not matter whether you thought the person was 21, if they lied about their age, or if they appeared to be at least 21 years old.