OCEAN CITY, MD – The Ocean City Police Department is warning underage drinkers with fake identification cards to think twice before trying to use them this year.
“In addition to helping local establishments with checking ids at the door. We will be conducting alcohol compliance checks. The purpose of this operation is to ensure that employees of businesses that provide alcohol are making a concerted effort to avoid selling to individuals under the age of 21,” the department said. “Personnel under the age of 21, accompanied by plainclothes law enforcement officers, will be visiting bars, restaurants, and alcohol retailers attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages.”
The Ocean City Police Department would like to remind all business owners that serving alcohol to underage citizens is not only illegal but can have a detrimental impact on their business and the underage individual involved. The OCPD encourages everyone to obey all alcohol regulations to ensure a safer resort town.