A 26-year-old man earned himself an $1100 fine after buying a carton of beer for a 17-year-old in Woolgoolga.
A 26-year-old man earned himself an $1100 fine after buying a carton of beer for a 17-year-old in Woolgoolga.

Carton of beer ends up costing man $1100

POLICE are warning residents doing a "favour" for under-age mates and buying alcohol for them is a sure-fire way to take a big chunk out of your finances.

Last week a 26-year-old man earned himself an $1100 fine after buying a carton of beer for a 17-year-old in Woolgoolga.

The man was approached by the youth and after agreeing to buy the alcohol went to a local licensed premises and bought the beer.

The incident was witnessed by a number of concerned members of the public who reported it to police.

It didn't take long for police to identify the youth and the man following investigations and the infringement was issued for supplying alcohol to a minor.

Woolgoolga Police Sergeant Peter Saunders said the incident showed that people offending in manner would get caught.

"With summer approaching it is a timely reminder," Sgt Saunders said.

"Supply is supply, and action will be taken."


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