Underaged drinking might get tougher in Hays

Published On: Jan 07 2014 06:38:02 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 10:34:15 PM CST
HAYS, Kan. -

The community of Hays is implementing a plan that could make it tougher for underage drinkers to use fake or borrowed IDs.

An information and enforcement campaign called “Fake ID 101” kicks off this month in an effort to reduce alcohol access to minors. The idea is to deter young people from using fake IDs.

If someone is caught using a fake ID, they could face a fine of up to $2,500 and possible jail time of up to a year.

“Most people have no idea there are all sorts of consequences that come from being arrested for using or even possessing a fake, borrowed or altered ID,” Assistant Chief of Police Brian Dawson said in a release.

The campaign will run through June. It transpired from collaboration between the Everyday Prevention Impacting Community Coalition of Ellis County, the Regional Prevention Center, the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Hays Police Department and FHSU Campus Police.

For additional information about the Fake ID 101 campaign or for Fake ID campaign materials, contact Jodi Sproul at (785) 625-5521.