"Underage drinking can lead to bad decisions and situations with potentially lifelong consequences," Cuomo said. "I'm proud to launch this new pilot program that capitalizes on exciting new technology developed right here in the Empire State and will aid in our efforts to crack down on this reckless and dangerous behavior.”
DMV investigators will be stationed at concerts and bars across the state to check IDs and prevent minors from purchasing alcohol.
“We want people to enjoy [concerts] responsibly,” said Terri Egan, DMV executive deputy commissioner and acting chair of the governor's Traffic Safety Committee. “Do not drink and drive, do not try to buy alcohol when you are not old enough, and never let anyone else use your license to buy beer or other alcoholic beverages.”