ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD) recently completed alcohol compliance checks throughout the city. During those checks, 22 of the 36 businesses checked were in compliance.
“Wyoming State Statute requires law enforcement agencies to do alcohol compliance checks. 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,” the RSPD stated in a social media post. Between November 15-17, the department conducted alcohol compliance checks of 36 businesses selling alcohol within the city limits.
Of the establishments that were checked, 22 passed, for a success rate of 61 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 an adult and possessed a valid and legal driver’s license, which was shown to every seller that asked,” according to the post. The businesses and employees who successfully passed the compliance check earned a gift card for their diligence in preventing alcohol sales to underage purchasers.
The following is a list of those who passed and failed.