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State Moves To Pull Two Liquor Licenses In College Towns [AUDIO]

New Jersey will come down hard on two bars located near college campuses. It highlights their ongoing enforcement efforts to curb underage drinking.

The bars are located near the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick and in South Orange near Seton Hall University. 26 people were arrested at the New Brunswick bar, another six in South Orange. Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Michael Halfacre says they are moving to revoke the licenses of both establishments.

An anonymous tip also led to the arrests at Cryan’s Beef and Ale House, located less than a mile from Seton Hall University. He says it’s part of the ABC’s continuous enforcement effort.

“We are out there, almost every weekend, making arrests in some bars, somewhere near college campuses every fall.”

That effort also includes summer shore bar surveillance and, “Cops in Shops.” Halfacre says anyone with information about an establishment who is serving minors can call their tipline at 866 713 8392. He says most of their leads come through that phone line.

Attorney General Jeff Chiesa says, “Underage drinking is a public safety issue, and it is vital that we send a clear message to license holders and those who are underage that it will not be tolerated.”

“It’s important to protect the young people of New Jersey with enforcement actions like these, which deter licensees from selling to those under 21.”

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