[New York Governor]
Governor Cuomo Announces Record Number of Fake...
DMV Investigators Seize 862 Fraudulent Licenses and Arrest 818 Under Operation Prevent Initiative
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that underage drinking sweeps conducted by DMV investigators in 2016 resulted in the seizure of 862 fraudulent licenses and the arrest of 818 individuals for underage drinking, both single year records. Through the year-round Operation Prevent initiative, DMV investigators work with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct underage drinking and fake ID sweeps at bars, restaurants and concert venues across New York. The previous record of 751 seized ID documents and 758 arrests was set in 2015.
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Tom Reid, director of Great Divide volunteer ski patrol, comes down Hiballer at Great Divide ski area.
A 20-year-old snowboarder was charged with underage possession of alcohol after he became disoriented at a ski area west of Helena and search and rescue crews were called in to look for him.
[Independent Record – Helena PD incident report]
December 16, 2016
- At 10:05 pm, officers were called to a business in the 10 block of North Last Chance Gulch concerning a female attempting to use another person’s ID to purchase alcohol. An officer is continuing to investigate.
[Missoula Forum for Children & Youth Article - December 9, 2016]
Adolescent Substance Use and Mental Health Data
"Survey Breaks Down Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues Among Missoula Youth"
Survey results detailing students' substance use and mental health show Missoula's kids are abusing drugs and alcohol less, though depression and suicide still loom.
This comes from the 2016 Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, conducted by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services' Addictive and Mental Disorders Division this spring in grades 8, 10 and 12. In Missoula County, 1,730 students participated.
"Our young people are doing the best they can to make good choices, however I think it's important that the public understands some of the struggles our young people are having," said Brandee Tyree, Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention coordinator for Missoula Forum for Children and Youth. "I never like to paint a picture that's, 'Holy cow, young people are horrible, they're all out drinking and smoking."