Weekly Poll: Fake IDs

Having only one name on a fake ID is a dead give away.

Having only one name on a fake ID is a dead giveaway. Picture provided by Sony Pictures.

Local bars have recently cracked down on fake ID use, with many Broadway establishments requesting multiple forms of identification before one is allowed to enter.

According to a 2013 poll, a quarter of 1,000 students surveyed used a fake ID to obtain alcohol before they turned 21. The more frequently the respondents used fake IDs, the more they drank, developing unhealthy drinking habits early.

In Texas, possessing a fake driver’s license used to misrepresent age is a Class C misdemeanor and can lead to a $500 fine. If the altered license has a fake identification or belongs to someone else, the holder can face a Class A misdemeanor, up to a $2,000 fine and jail time.

In this confidential poll, tell us if you have ever used a fake ID, and if so, what kind.

About Sarah Self-Walbrick

Graduate Executive Director — Mass Communication Graduate Student, Class of 2017
Sarah, a Lubbock native, has two bachelor of art degrees in electronic media and communication and journalism, and is pursuing a master's in mass communications. She loves Texas, her husband and dog, and good storytelling.

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