Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-106

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 15, 2019
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    St. Patrick's Day

    Sheriff Chad Chronister urges young people not to use fake identifications.
    • Thursday
    • March 14, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    St. Patrick's Day Public Service Announcement:


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will have deputies saturating roadways across the county this St Patrick's Day weekend. In addition to searching for drunk drivers, deputies will have an eye out for underage people attempting to buy alcohol.

    Ahead of the holiday, Sheriff Chad Chronister released a public service announcement (PSA) on social media to young people warning them about the risks of trying to use fake identifications to buy drinks. "If you get caught trying to use a counterfeit driver's license, it's a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine," said Sheriff Chronister. "It's just not worth it. Please, don't get a record and destroy your future this St Patrick's day."

    The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Anyone under the age in possession of alcohol can be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor and face court fees and fines.

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