Tulsa State Fair to see ABLE crackdown on alcohol violations in 2012

TULSA - The 2012 Tulsa State Fair is officially underway.

Safety first, however. This year agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission will be a major presence at the fair.

Around a million people will make their way to the Tulsa fairgrounds over the coming days, all with fun-filled intentions.

But crime does happen, and ABLE senior agent Erik Smoot says about 40 percent of fair incidents are alcohol-related.

"That's why we remind these vendors, In Oklahoma, if you furnish alcohol to somebody that is already intoxicated, it's a felony," Smoot said. "So we are not going to stand for overservice."

Smoot says looking out for underage drinkers will also be a point of emphasis. ABLE will also be using underage volunteers to conduct compliance checks of vendors, to make sure they are carding their customers and not selling to those who are underage.

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