The Arcata Police Department is conducting the compliance checks to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Statistics have shown that young people under the age of 21 have a higher rate of drunken driving fatalities than the general adult population
The Arcata Police Department cited a store clerk for selling alcohol to a minor and cited two adults who purchased alcohol for minors on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The actions were the result of a Minor Decoy Operation and Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.
This project is part of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy/Shoulder Tap Grant Project, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.