Wisconsin bust: 137 cited for underage drinking

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Police with the Madison Police Department were conducting “proactive enforcement” when they discovered the vast majority of a bar’s clientele were under 21. (Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) — On Thursday, police checked the IDs of 143 people at a bar in Madison, Wisconsin. Only six were of legal drinking age.

Police with the Madison Police Department were conducting “proactive enforcement” in downtown Madison on Sept. 1, visiting bars in the neighborhood and checking to see if the venues were enforcing liquor laws, police wrote in an incident report.

At one of the bars, officers cited 137 people for underage drinking or having false IDs.

The Wisconsin State Journal named the bar as City Bar, at 636 State St. in Madison, in the heart of downtown Madison.

“MPD is actively working with the establishment on this investigation, and they will not be named at this time until further steps are taken to determine the bar’s role in the matter,” police wrote.

Officers added that more citations are “likely.”

In the incident report, police also noted that bars in the Madison area are encouraged to participate in the department’s safety training seminars.

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