Connecticut liquor wholesalers have agreed to voluntarily suspend their shipment and deliveries of a caffeinated alcoholic drink that has been banned in four states.
Gov. David Paterson and the State Liquor Authority announced the agreement Sunday with Chicago-based Phusion Projects, which makes the drink Four Loko.
Authorities say New York’s largest beer distributors have agreed to stop selling alcoholic energy drinks.
Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called on the State Liquor Authority to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks, such as Four Loko, from being sold in New York.
Officials at New Jersey’s Ramapo College say it’s safe to drink the water on campus again.
The makers of Four Loko and other caffeine-laced drinks said their beverages are no more nefarious than a scotch and soda or an Irish coffee.
City Councilman James Sanders Jr., who led the charge to ban a drink called “Cocaine” has launched an investigation and is in contact with health experts about the beverage’s safety.
After an alarming spike in student alcohol poisoning cases, Ramapo College administrators are banning the alcoholic energy drink known as Four Loko.
Teenagers have been sickened and intoxicated after a buying a boozy beverage that looks like an energy drink. There has since been a crackdown, a joint investigation in Westchester, and a warning to parents about the products.