(Deming) - If you purchased beer this weekend in Deming, you may have noticed a new sticker on your beer.
Teresa Ortberg, with the Luna County DWI Prevention Program led volunteers to several local retailers Saturday to place stickers on boxes of beer.
The colorful stickers, in English and Spanish, explain that it is against the law to provide alcohol to minors. Persons caught providing alcohol to minors run the risk of being charged with a 4th degree felony.
Ortberg, led a team and visited three local retailers on Saturday, Feb. 4, where they applied about 1,000 labels to boxes and six packs of beer. The participating retailers were Peppers Supermarket, Yoya’s and Walgreens.
Ortberg said that the stickers are a reminder to anyone who might be purchasing alcohol for a minor that they can face fines and jail time.
The Luna County DWI Prevention Program is in its second year of implementation and is funded through the DWI Program.