Underage drinking has traditionally been a problem and, with today's technology, "fake identification" can be hard to spot. The Lewiston Police Department is taking steps to be proactive and work with local businesses to deter underage drinking.
LPD Chief Chris Salada and officer Anthony Nicoletti recently attended the 2013 Prevention, Law Enforcement and Coalitions Conference to Prevent, Combat and Reduce Underage Alcohol Consumption, held in Rochester. The theme for the seminar was "Underage Drinking, Not a Minor Problem."
LPD also purchased booklets in order to provide employees of bars, restaurants and stores in the community guidelines on what to look for when identification is presented to them.
"Over the past few weeks, officer Nicoletti has been out on foot reaching out to several businesses in the Village and Town of Lewiston, educating our local businesses that sell alcohol, passing out the identification books and other literature," Salada said. "LPD is proud to partner up with our local businesses to combat this ever-growing problem. "
Above, Nicoletti is shown talking to Ken Scibetta of the Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant about underage drinking, and how the community can work together to prevent it from occurring in the future.