Sep 2, 2020

ABC Agents Will be out Labor Day Weekend

ABC promotes compliance with current health orders and DUI prevention

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 ABC licensed businesses, to check on compliance with current health orders, and to reduce alcohol service to obviously intoxicated patrons and persons under 21 years old.

ABC reminds licensees to make sure their employees are wearing face coverings and to practice social distancing measures. The Department also advises anyone of legal drinking age to help reduce DUI’s by designating a non-drinking driver before travelling to a location where alcohol is sold. 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 Eric Hirata. “Californians can do their part to keep everyone safe by planning ahead and take alternative transportation if they plan to drive somewhere and consume alcohol.”

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) remind anyone who knows people who may be planning to drink alcohol to check how they [plan to get 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 on ABC’s website at LEAD training. There are over 93,000 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. To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities and prevent alcohol-related harm visit ABC enforcement programs or ABC prevention.

ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Public Information Office
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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