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Jul 16, 2015 12:37 PM

Efforts to curb underage drinking at NH Motor Speedway


CONCORD - The N.H. Liquor Commission is working with the N.H. Motor Speedway to reduce underage drinking at this week's NASCAR races.

The effort is a special initiative between the two organizations, with the Liquor Commission partnering with the track's security to help identify fake ID's and underage drinking during the events.

Any minors caught in possession of alcohol face a mandatory $300 fine. Adults providing alcohol to minors could face a $2,000 fine and a year of jail time.

"In addition to our efforts, we ask that parents and all adults take an active role in assisting with this effort,” said New Hampshire Motor Speedway Director of Security Mark Furlone, a former 29-year Major with the N.H. State Police.

Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence, according to a report by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation


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