S.T.A.R.T. team keeps busy
Officials cite students for underage drinking
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 00:09
The Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team (S.T.A.R.T.), a law enforcement task force, came in contact with 130 people, gave out 15 citations for underage drinking and confiscated six fake identifications Sept. 7, officials stated in a release.
Approximately five officials from various law enforcement agencies patrolled the Burlington area, focusing on the residential “Hill Section” downtown, between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.
S.T.A.R.T team members patrolled the areas where issues with noise and underage drinking are common, the release stated. Several bars and liquor stores were also proactively patrolled.
The task force was back in action Sept. 15, resulting in approximately 44 contacts. In total, 13 citations were given out and four fake identifications were confiscated, a Vermont Department of Liquor Control press release stated.
Additional S.T.A.R.T related missions are to be expected in the future, according to the release.