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The state last year seized 892 fake identifications last year, an increase from 814 in 2017 in a crackdown on underage alcohol consumption and possession of false identification. More than 900 people were ticketed for fake IDs or using someone else’s identification card.

DMV investigators are using new technology to process tickets faster, and the State Liquor Authority issued nearly 1,100 penalties to licensed retailers. Attendance by owners and staff in the SLA’s free Alcohol Training Awareness Program is up 20 percent since 2017.

“It goes without saying that New York State has absolutely zero tolerance for underage drinking, and last year’s record number of fake ID seizures demonstrates once again that we are deadly serious about tackling this issue,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “Underage drinking often leads to avoidable tragedies, and we will continue these successful enforcement measures to crack down on illegal behavior and ensure the safety of all New Yorkers.”

In a region by region comparison, western New York topped the charts with 335 fake IDs confiscated, compared to just two in the North Country. Western New York also led in related arrests at 394.

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