Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Arrests Seven for Underage Drinking at the Bonifay Rodeo
October 6, 2009
BONIFAY—The audience had a good time at the Bonifay Rodeo last weekend, but for some fans, the fun ended with citations for underage drinking. On Saturday, agents with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco issued seven Notices to Appear for possession of alcohol by an underage person. Agents also issued an official notice to the Stop-n-Go, located at 102 West Highway 90, for selling alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21.
Underage drinking prevention is one of the division’s top priorities. The division works to combat underage drinking through a three-tiered approach, which consists of education, prevention and enforcement.
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’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 www.MyFloridaLicense.com.