Underage Drinking Citations in Pennsylvania Declining

Underage Drinking Declining infographic

Underage drinking citations statewide have decreased by 45 percent between 2012 and 2016. In Pennsylvania an underage drinking citation is issued to anyone under the age of 21 who is caught consuming, transporting, purchasing or attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage. These numbers do not include driving under the influence offenses.

In Westmoreland County, the number of offenses of Title 18 Section 6308 A (Purch Etc Alcoh Bev By A Minor) ranged from a high of 355 in 2012 and 2014 to a low of 238 in 2015.

Source: PA Courts InfoShare

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