Charges Pending for Binghamton Bar

By Lindsay Nielsen

May 7, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 4:02 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Charges are pending for a downtown Binghamton bar after a joint investigation into underage drinking over the weekend.

The New York State Liquor Authority, Binghamton Police and the Department of Motor Vehicles entered The Scoreboard on State Street early Saturday morning.

This, after a minor who was sent in undercover was able to buy alcohol at the bar.

Binghamton Police found 20 to 25 minors inside the bar.

The State Liquor Authority says it gathered statements from 17 minors that were in the bar, ten of whom admitted to drinking in the bar.

Binghamton Police Chief Joe Zikuski says the investigation was at the request of his department, after it found a 14-year-old inside the bar a few weeks ago.

Pending charges could include underage drinking violations, unregistered bouncers, and other technical violations.

Zikuski says he is hoping for at minimum a suspension, but ultimately a revocation of the Scoreboard's liquor license.

He says the establishment is the largest problem spot downtown.