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K-State cops to target young drunks

By Jelani Yancey

Just as football season gets ready to kick off at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, so do efforts by the Kansas State University Police Department to curb underage drinking at home football games.

As in past years, campus police will be patrolling parking lots around the stadium, looking for underage drinking and for those who provide alcohol to minors. Alcohol in the parking lots at the stadium and in the surrounding parking lots owned or controlled by Kansas State University is prohibited regardless of age.

Although adults 21 and older risk a citation for having an open container, law enforcement agencies are concentrating their enforcement efforts on those under age 21.

“This is where we see the greatest amount of binge drinking and the greatest amount of alcohol-related law enforcement calls and medical calls for extreme levels of intoxication,” said Capt. Don Stubbings of the Kansas State University Police Department.

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