One failure, 14 passes in alcohol compliance checkOne of 15 businesses checked Thursday in Mitchell failed an alcohol compliance check.
One of 15 businesses checked Thursday in Mitchell failed an alcohol compliance check.
Jack’s Sinclair was the only business to fail the compliance checks, which were conducted by the South Central Alcohol Task Force. It is the business’ first failure in a 24-month period. In this case, the clerk checked the confidential informant’s identification, but still made the alcohol sale.
The following businesses were checked and passed: Longhorn Bar, Café Teresa, Cornerstone Coffeehouse & Deli, Heng-Heng Chinese Restaurant, Casey’s General Store, Coborn’s, Steak N’ More, The Brig Steakhouse & Lounge, Easy Come Easy Go, Ruby Tuesday, All-Star Sports Bar, Twin Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Corona Village and Sudz.
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 South Central Alcohol Task Force is comprised of the Mitchell Police Division and sheriff’s offices from Aurora, Davison and Miner counties.