A young woman was arrested for
aggravated assault after she allegedly kicked and punched a detective during an underage
drinking raid. The 19-year-old Bergen County woman is accused of assaulting
a female employee from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control during
an incident, which was a part of a countywide sweep to prevent minors'
alcohol consumption. That effort has led to no fewer than eight arrests
and citations during the past week alone.
The employee was reportedly bruised, but says she wasn't seriously
injured. The younger woman had been attempting to flee from questioning
during the incident on April 20 at The Mason Jar in Mahwah, according
The beverage control officers said they saw the woman and her 19-year-old
male friend illegally obtain alcohol at a restaurant after the server
didn't ask for identification. The young woman's friend was also
charged with underage drinking, and the two bartenders at the establishment
Those bartenders face penalties of at least $500 for serving the teens.
The young offenders may pay a similar fine, and they could lose their
driver's license for up to six months.
In addition to that incident, other bartenders and young people face charges
in connection with the sweep. Those people include a 51-year-old retail
shop employee who sold a bottle of liquor to a 17-year-old. Further, three
women from Bergenfield, ages 18 through 20, were arrested for using fake
identification at a tavern in New Milford. The bartender in that case
was also cited for serving an underage person, according to official reports.
Source: NorthJersey.com: "Police: Mahwah woman charged in assaulting officer
in Bergen County underage drinking sweeps," Christopher Baxter, April 19, 2012