It isn't only people under 21 who get in trouble over underage drinking.

Last Tuesday, a 23-year-old College Station bartender was arrested after she allegedly served alcohol to minors, thus enabling their underage consumption. She was arrested after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted a sting and visited the Northgate District bar where she worked.

According to the Commission, two officers entered the bar May 11. (The reason for the delay between their visit and her arrest has not been made clear.) An employee at the door gave them orange wristbands to indicate they were over 21. The officers reported that they saw a group of young men, two of whom were not wearing wristbands, order shots from the bartender and then consume them in front of her.

The officers were careful to note that they felt that the bar was not crowded and that bartenders had "ample time to observe the crowd." Evidently, the officers expected her to deny serving the whole group because of the two underage members.

The two minors who consumed alcohol were given consumption citations. The bartender was arrested and has been charged with an alcoholic code violation. If she is convicted, she could spend just under a year in prison and might have to pay as much as $1,000. She was released from Brazos County Jail on $5,000 bail shortly after she was booked.

It has not been publicized what, if any, consequences the bar where she worked is facing.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Northgate bartender accused of serving minors," July 18, 2012