One failure, 13 passes in recent alcohol compliance checkThirsty's - one of 14 businesses checked Feb. 9 in Mitchell - failed an alcohol compliance check.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
One of 14 businesses checked Feb. 9 in Mitchell failed an alcohol compliance check.
Thirsty’s was the only business to fail the check, which was conducted by the South Central Alcohol Task Force. It is Thirsty’s 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: Rob’s Short Stop, Freedom Valu Center, County Fair Food Store, J-Mart, M&H, Kwik Phil, Thunderbird Lodge, I-90 Travel Center, Highland Travel Plaza, Super 8 Motel, Graham’s Mobile, All-Star Convenience Store and Arnie’s First & Foster.
On a first offense, if a business that 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.