OSWEGO, NY – On Friday (September 23), members of the Oswego City Police Department, together with investigators from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and officers from the New York State University Police at Oswego, teamed up with local business owners at Alley Cat, located at 23 W. Bridge St., The Raven, located at 39 W. Bridge St., and The Sting, located at 49 W. Bridge St., to try to combat underage drinking and the use of fraudulent driver’s licenses.
This detail was conducted with cooperation and assistance from the local establishments which resulted in 24 citations being issued for people attempting to use fraudulent driver’s licenses.
All parties were processed and released on scene and all counterfeit licenses were seized by the DMV investigators.
Part of Governor Cuomo’s “No Excuses” campaign, DMV investigators, working with local authorities, have been conducting “Operation Prevent” sweeps across New York State, which are designed to deter underage drinking in local communities and keep New York’s roadways safe.
According to Mayor Billy Barlow, “The collaborative effort between local law enforcement, DMV investigators, local bar owners, SUNY Oswego and the city of Oswego, emphasizes the importance of these types of sweeps in our community.”