SADD, State Working Together To Curb Underage Drinking

One might expect a package store to be on the lookout for minors using fake IDs, but few people would expect minors to bust a package store for selling alcohol to them. But in Connecticut, students do exactly that. This year, as of mid-August, students have gone undercover and completed 412 compliance checks, with 97 resulting in a bust. And there are more checks scheduled for the remainder of the year. “We train, transport, and give students everything they need to go undercover, and we still have about a 25 percent rate of stores selling to minors,” said Rachel Bruno, the state coordinator for Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD.