VFW, Legion fail alcohol sales checksIt is both businesses’ first failure within a 24-month period.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Two of 16 businesses checked Oct. 12 by the South Central Alcohol Task Force failed alcohol compliance checks.
The VFW Post 2750 and the American Legion both failed the checks. In both cases, the clerk did not ask to see the confidential informant’s identification and made the sale of alcohol anyway.
It is both businesses’ first failure within a 24-month period.
The penalty for failing an alcohol compliance check is increased if a business fails multiple times in 24 months.
On a first offense, if a person who sells alcohol to a minor has passed a certified alcohol management class, the state can fine that business $500.
On a second offense within 24 months, the business is fined $1,000. If the seller has not passed the class, the fines are doubled. For a third offense in a 24-month period, the South Dakota Department of Revenue can suspend the business’ liquor license for up to 14 days.
The following businesses were checked and passed: The Depot, Amstar, Big Dummies, Dr. Lucky’s, Moonlight Bar, Scoreboard Pub & Grille, One-Eyed Jack’s Casino, EZ$ Pub, Village Bowl/Spare Change Casino, Moose Lodge, Platinum Player’s Casino, Shay’s, Blarney’s and Highland Conference Center.