Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control officials are reporting that they found few vendors selling alcohol to minors during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
A press release from ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says that out of 70 compliance checks, only 8 citations were filed for underage sales. ATC agents handed out 62 awards to those servers who refused to sell to minors.
"I would like to commend Jazz Fest and all of its alcohol vendors and volunteers for doing a good job selling and serving alcohol responsibly,” Hebert said.
ATC agents, along with 16- and 17-year-old undercover operatives, conducted dozens of compliance checks of alcohol booths over the two weekends of the festival, Hebert said.
Agents provided all alcohol booths with sample photos of vertical and horizontal driver's licenses to help servers know what to look for when checking customer IDs.