The Hopkinton Police Department announced Monday that it will conduct underage alcohol compliance checks over the next few months. The police will visit each licensed establishment to ensure compliance with all the rules, regulations and policies related to selling or finishing an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21.
The laws, rules and regulations can be found utilizing the following resources:
Chapter 138 (malegislature.gov)
The compliance checks are part of the town’s continued efforts to prevent problems related to underage alcohol consumption, curb alcohol abuse and reduce operating under the influence (OUI) incidents involving teenagers, according to an HPD statement. The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission requires that local authorities notify the public that they intend to conduct compliance checks prior to doing so.