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Rugby Police to do compliance checks

By Staff | Nov 30, 2009

The Rugby Police Department in conjunction with the Region II Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator will be conducting random alcohol compliance checks within the city some time between Dec. 4-14. Minot State students will be used for the check and utilize proper I.D. in an attempt to purchase alcohol. They will be under the supervision of law enforcement. There will be no punitive action taken toward any employees or employer for their failure to detect an underage patron used by the police department.

Following the initial check, the department will be offering free “server training” which helps in identifying underage drinkers, false/fake IDs and how to handle rowdy patrons.

The training is approximately four hours, and depending on insurance companies, businesses may receive a rate reduction for having workers attend the training, according to Luis Coca, police chief.

The department is hopeful through training and education, businesses who sell and serve alcohol can play a role in helping to prevent underage alcohol use.

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