BC gets more aggressive about underage drinkers

December 6, 2007

BC is cracking down on underage students who use fake ID.  As of 2007, any minor using a fake ID will have the identification confiscated and will also face a $115 fine.  Any bar or liquor store caught selling to underage persons will face a fine of $7,500 and a 10-day license suspension.  Bar owners have formed an association to work together against underage students, to avoid fines and closures: "We cannot afford to be shut down because minors are on the premises." One owner reports an average of 10 minors per week trying to access his bar with fake ID.