Created: 06/13/2014 10:38 AM KAALtv.com
By: Steph Crock
(ABC 6 News) – On June 4, 2014, deputies from the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office conducted alcohol compliance checks on area businesses outside of the city of Rochester. The results from the compliance checks conducted in Olmsted County show that 79 percent of alcohol retailers that were checked, refused to sell to someone under the age of 21.
Out of 34 checks completed, 27 retailers passed and 7 retailers failed the compliance check by selling alcohol to the underage buyer. Checks were conducted with both on-sale and off-sale establishments outside of Rochester.
The businesses that failed the compliance check were Byron Marketplace and Kwik Trip in Byron, Ambassador Liquor and the American Legion in Stewartville, Jeff’s Little Store in Marion Township, Oak Summit Golf Course, and Last Round Bar in Dover. Those businesses and staff that sold the alcohol may face penalties including a civil fine through the local licensing authority and criminal charges through the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office would also like to publicly thank those businesses and employees who passed this round of compliance checks.