California Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents will be out Labor Day Weekend
ABC promotes DUI Prevention with online training tool and will work with Allied Law Enforcement Agencies
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced it will have agents out working to keep the public safe through enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws on Labor Day weekend. ABC Agents will visit both ABC licensed businesses, some community events and large venues to prevent disorderly activity and reduce alcohol service to obviously intoxicated patrons and persons under 21 years-old.
ABC reminds anyone of legal drinking age to help reduce DUI’s by designating a non-drinking driver before any celebrations where alcohol is involved. Along with enforcement efforts, ABC relies on all licensees to follow the law.
“Improving overall safety in communities is a goal of the ABC,” says ABC Director Jacob Appelsmith. “In addition to an increased law enforcement presence, citizens can do their part to keep everyone safe by planning to take alternative transportation to get home safely following celebrations involving alcohol.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) remind anyone who is hosting a party to offer nonalcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor who is drinking. See people leaving who have been drinking? Check how they are getting home. Offer to let them stay the night if a sober driver is not available to take them home.
ABC has also developed a free online training tool for alcoholic beverage licensees and servers that can help prevent DUI’s. The training can be found at https://www.abc.ca.gov/education/register-for-licensee-training/. There are over 92,000 ABC California licensees and over 47,000 locations where alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises.
ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC licensees and their employees are encouraged to take ABC’s free four hour LEAD training classes to help achieve higher compliance with alcoholic beverage laws. LEAD stands for Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs. To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities and prevent alcohol-related harm visit https://www.abc.ca.gov/enforcement/ or https://www.abc.ca.gov/prevention/.
ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.