Surrey RCMP is reporting that a sting operation recently caught dozens of underage drinkers on a party bus.
Police say it’s part of a joint project between the RCMP and Surrey Bylaw Enforcement to target underage drinking in chauffeured vehicles.
According to a police statement, the Surrey RCMP received information that teens were allegedly paying fees to allow them to consume alcohol on-board party buses and limos in the Strawberry Hills area of Newton.
On August 31, traffic enforcement officers conducted a stop of a party bus. Inside the bus was allegedly 40 intoxicated teens, all aged between the ages of 15 and 18. Officers say they also found open liquor inside the bus.
As a result, police say the driver of the bus received multiple violation tickets, including the bus being operated over a 35-person capacity, having open liquor in a vehicle, and not holding a chauffeur’s license.
The Surrey RCMP said they have also followed up with the owner of the party bus.