Norwalk Police

93 Underage Fairfield University Students Found at Norwalk Bar: Police

The Department of Consumer Protection has suspended a Norwalk bar's liquor permit after authorities found multiple underage people, including 93 Fairfield University students, at the business Thursday night.

Police and agents from the Connecticut Liquor Control Commission were conducting liquor compliance checks and found 103 underage people when they responded to Johnny Utah's bar on Washington Street at 11:30 p.m., so several police officers were called in to assist.

Several of the underage people were intoxicated and most did not have identification.

The Department of Consumer Protection has suspended Johnny Utah's liquor permit and the business will remain closed until further notice, police said.

ECS Transportation and Fairfield University Public Safety were called in to bring the students back to school.

A statement from Fairfield University says the school’s department of public safety received notice Friday morning that several students were suspected to be drinking underage at a Norwalk establishment and they are working “closely with the Norwalk Police Department to confirm all details of the event.”

“Fairfield University expects all students to uphold the University’s code of conduct at all times, which is applicable both on and off campus. The University's alcohol policies reflect the laws of the State of Connecticut regarding the purchase, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages,” the statement from the school says.

No arrests have been made and police are investigating.

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