Over 400 minors attempt alcohol purchases in 2013, according to OLCC

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Fri, March 21 2014 at 5:10 PM, Updated: Fri, March 21 2014 at 5:10 PM

Oregon's Liquor Control Commission reports over 400 minors misrepresented their age in an attempt to purchase alcohol last year. In 2013, the OLCC issued more than 1,000 total criminal citations related to minors and alcohol.

Southside Beverage clerk, Cheryl Johnson, says it is really *never* a burden carding every customer that looks younger than forty. "It just is a more important issue than worrying about a sting. We need to worry about the fact that minors should not be getting alcohol. That is our job," says Johnson.

Minors using fake ID's can lose driving privileges for a year. Sellers can be fined up to $250 for not checking an ID.

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Jennifer Elliott anchors the primetime newscast FOX26 First News at Ten on NBC5’s partner station, KMVU/FOX26. She also reports for NBC5 News.

Jennifer began her career at NBC5 News in 2011 as a production assistant. Raised in Southern Oregon, she studied voice and piano while attending South Medford High School.

After graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho, she returned home and added organ playing to her music repertoire. In addition to her musical talents, Jennifer is an award winning artist.

She has also co-hosted Southern Oregon’s Got Talent, the area’s premiere talent show. Jennifer is married and the mother of two young sons who keep her busy and very happy.

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