A spokesperson for the Ventura Police Department has confirmed that officers cited a restaurant worker in a recent alcohol sting operation.
The purpose of these types of operations, they said, is to make sure that underage drinkers aren’t being served.
The VPD used an underage decoy to assist with the sting; the minor, whose gender has not been made public, then went to several area bars and restaurants and tried to purchase alcohol.
One restaurant worker complied with the request and was subsequently cited for selling alcohol to someone who was not legally old enough to purchase it.
Although the employee was given a ticket and a court date, had they sold alcohol to an underage person, who then got behind the wheel of a car and into a major accident, they could have found themselves in far more trouble.
Officers say that while they don’t book people into the Ventura County Jail for this particular crime, they are reminding people that this is against the law.
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