SAN DIEGO - Furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors and public drunkenness were not tolerated at the Super Cross Event in San Diego Saturday, February 8, 2014. Eighty law enforcement officers, including Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents from six offices, teamed up with San Diego County sheriff's deputies and San Diego police officers to make 169 arrests for alcohol-related violations.
Violations included furnishing alcohol to minors, public drunkenness, possession of false identification, minors in possession of alcohol and other charges such as possession of dangerous drugs.
"There is no telling what kind of fights, injuries, crimes or accidents our ABC agents prevented by being vigilant in their enforcement efforts during this one-day event," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "ABC agents not only enforce laws governing the use of alcoholic beverages, they routinely work with other state, local and federal agencies to make our neighborhoods, cities and state a safer place."
Earlier in the week, on February 6, 2014, ABC agents wrapped up a three-month investigation at the Pagoda bar in San Francisco by posting a 60-day notice of suspension. The investigation revealed illegal drink solicitation and commission schemes involving bar servers who placed a surcharge on alcoholic beverages in exchange for keeping male patrons company. One employee was arrested for soliciting an act of prostitution and another employee was referred to the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office for possible prosecution for pimping. The notice of suspension means the Pagoda bar cannot serve or sell alcohol for 60 days. In addition the bar is on probation for three years.