ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has launched a campaign against underage drinking just in time for the start of the fall semester.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a multi-agency effort involving the State Police, Department of Motor Vehicles officials and state liquor regulators intended to curb drinking by those under 21.

The push will involve training for bar workers, outreach and prevention efforts on campus as well as raids on campus bars.

Last year the state prosecuted more than 1,500 alcohol license holders for selling to underage patrons. In addition, raids on bars led to 760 arrests and the confiscation of 750 fake IDs.


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