The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Makes 23 Underage Drinking Arrests in Orlando
March 18, 2010
ORLANDO—As part of a statewide spring break enforcement effort, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco arrested 23 people for underage drinking in Orlando on Wednesday. Underage drinkers received notices to appear with a possible penalty of 60 days in jail or a $500 fine.
“A strong presence at spring break is a great way to help protect underage youth from alcohol consumption. By enforcing our state’s laws on underage drinking, we hold individuals accountable for their behavior,” said Interim Secretary Charlie Liem.
The mission of ABT is to keep alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, to ensure that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida, and to collect taxes and fees related to these industries.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.