To schedule an "Under Age, Under Arrest"

program, call Eddie Lard at 205-746-3274. Or email him at 

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​Who We Are

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC Board) controls alcoholic beverages through distribution,

licensing and enforcement as well as education. State and Federal laws regarding youth access to tobacco are enforced and retailers and the general public are provided information relative to the laws and their consequences. The Board also operates a chain of retail stores selling the majority of liquor purchased by consumers in Alabama.

Under Age, Under Arrest Campaign

​Underage and binge drinking are a huge problem nationwide and in Alabama. As the agency responsible for alcohol control in Alabama, we believe we need to do more to curtail this form of irresponsible drinking.    

Adults have the right to drink responsibly. It is irresponsible drinking, such as binge drinking and driving under the influence, as well as underage drinking that are the problems.  

That is why the ABC Board is launching a new program targeting both underage and binge drinking. We call it “Under Age, Under Arrest.”  

  • The slogan emphasizes that it is illegal for those under 21 to drink.  
  • That minors can be arrested, fined and sent to jail for drinking or possessing wine, beer or liquor.
  • That adults who provide alcohol to those under the legal age can also be arrested, fined and jailed.
  • We are partnering with groups that have a history of working with students, including MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions, formerly Students Against Driving Drunk), and American Character Builders (ALCAP).