Underage Drinker Initiative results in one arrest in Otsego County



Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander



New York State Police conducted an Underage Drinker Initiative detail on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Otsego and Delaware Counties.  One person working at Taylors Mini Mart (Mirabito) located at 472 East Main Street in Oneonta was issued an appearance ticket.  The clerk, 19-year-old Clarence W. Vanier was issued an appearance ticket for the ABC Law violation of Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to a Minor.  He’s scheduled to appear in the Oneonta City Court on November 18, 2019. 
Twelve other establishments were found to be in compliance.   

During the Underage Drinking Initiative retail establishments are checked utilizing a trooper in plain clothes and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about his/her age or give a fake date of birth and when asked, will show their real driver’s license.