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Police department conducts compliance checks

By Staff | Dec 16, 2009

The Rugby Police Department conducted an alcohol compliance check on six licensed liquor establishments earlier this month resulting in one failure, according to a department press release.

It’s department policy not to release the name of the business that failed the check and no adverse action will be taken against it.

The check involved a person under age 21 going into an establishment attempting to purchase alcohol from a server. They were under the supervision of law enforcement. They presented a legal I.D.

The department sent letters to all establishments notifying them ahead of time of the upcoming checks. Police Chief Luis Coca said the department is disappointed 100 percent compliance could not be achieved. The department plans to conduct more compliance checks in the future, but without any pre-warning. The department is also going to offer server training at no charge. It will include how to complete proper ID checks, determining if IDs are false or fake and also how to handle difficult intoxicated customers.

The department is implementing a “zero policy” in regard to underage consumption of alcohol and impaired driving. The compliance check is one of those programs as part of that enforcement.

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