Nine businesses have been busted for selling alcohol to people underage. The Washington State Liquor Control Board conducted compliance checks at 12 businesses last week, only three of those businesses carded the underage adults.
The regular checks of restaurants, grocery stories, liquor stores and bars work to make sure businesses are not selling alcohol to minors. The state sends people between the ages of 18 and 20 into those establishments to buy alcohol. They must present their real identification when a clerk asks for it. However, in nine of those 12 compliance checks, minors walked away with alcohol.
The businesses face fines and temporary license suspensions depending on the severity of the infraction and the frequence. Here's a list of the businesses that sold to minors:
January 31, 2012
- O'Doherty's, 10208 N. Division, Spokane
- Hico Market, 10606 N. Newport Highway, Spokane
- Franks Diner, 10929 N. Newport Highway, Spokane
- Chattaroy Hills Restaurant, 4015 E, Denison Road, Chattaroy
- Chattaroy Quick Stop, 28312 N. Newport Highway, Chattaroy
- Bigelow's Top Hat, 6412 N. Division, Spokane
February 3, 2012
- P.J.'s Bar and Grill, 1717 N. Monroe, Spokane
- Casey's, 2126 N. Monroe, Spokane
- Sportsman's Bar & Grill, 207 E. Main, Chewelah