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Shoulder Tap program cites 4 people giving alcohol to minors

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 21:38:35-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Saturday, March 9th, the Bakersfield Police department participated in a statewide sting operation throughout California.

The "Shoulder Tap" program involves several law enforcement agencies and is funded through a grant awarded by the 2018-2019 ABC Alcohol Policing Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to bring awareness to underage drinking, reduce youth access to alcohol and decrease driving under the influence related traffic collisions.

As a result of the operation, 47 people were contacted with four people found in violation of furnishing alcohol to a minor.