ROCK SPRINGS — On November 23, 2020, the Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD) conducted compliance checks of 34 businesses selling alcohol within city limits.
According to the RSPD, the purpose of the checks is to ensure liquor license holders are working to prevent the sale of alcohol to purchasers under the age of 21. Of the establishments that were checked, 29 passed, for a success rate of 85 percent.
The employees who sold alcohol to the underage buyers were issued a citation for violating City Ordinance 3-223(1), Prohibited Sales of Liquor to Minors, with a fine of $310.
A local volunteer participated in the compliance check. The volunteer was 18 years of age and possessed a valid and legal driver’s license, which was shown to every seller that asked
The businesses and employees who successfully passed the compliance check deserve well-earned congratulations for their diligence in preventing alcohol sales to underage purchasers.
Another alcohol compliance check was completed in May of 2020. Of the five businesses mentioned below, Walmart was the only business that wasn’t compliant in the RSPD’s last two checks.