(Columbus) – The Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) is encouraging parents and students not to participate in illegal and dangerous behavior, such as providing alcohol to minors and consuming underage.
Prom and graduation is a memorable time in a teenager’s life,” said Captain Gary Allen, commander of OIU. “It is important to educate our youth while helping foster good choices. Parents and community members can do their part by understanding Ohio’s underage drinking laws.”
To help foster good choices, parents and teens need to understand Ohio’s underage drinking laws.
Also, carry outs and drive-through establishments should be on alert for underage individuals attempting to purchase alcohol. Agents also recommend limo companies review policies with their drivers and ensure they know they may also be charged with permitting underage consumption.
Together, we must commit to making a safer Ohio, by stopping senseless tragedies associated with irresponsible and illegal underage alcohol consumption. If you have information about a bar; store or carryout selling beer and/or liquor to persons under the age of 21; or you have information of an underage house party, please notify the Ohio Investigative Unit by calling the #677 on your cell phone and your complaint will be investigated.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ohio Investigative Unit agents are plain-clothed fully sworn peace officers. OIU is charged with enforcing the state’s liquor laws and is the only state law enforcement agency specifically tasked with investigating food stamp fraud crimes. Agents also investigate tobacco violations. Follow OIU on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-Investigative-Unit/165782203506269 and on Twitter by logging onto http://twitter.com/Ohio_OIU.
OIU Agents Remind Parents and Students of Ohio’s Alcohol Law Ahead of Prom