Three businesses failed a recent alcohol compliance check conducted Jan. 21 in Mitchell.

West Coast Tacos, Twin Dragon and Pizza Hut were the three businesses that failed, as cited in a press release from the South Central Alcohol Task Force. In the instances involving West Coast Tacos and Twin Dragon, the server asked to see the identification of the confidential informant and still served the person in question alcohol. In the instance at Pizza Hut, the server, who was under the age of 18, did not ask to see identification and still served the informant alcohol.

This is the first compliance failure for the three businesses in a 24-month period.

The compliance check was conducted by the task force at 17 locations in Mitchell. Businesses that were checked for compliance and passed included Coborn’s, Village Bowl/Sneaker’s Peanut Bar, Village Bowl/Lucky Lady Casino, Rebel Rooster, Los 3 Amigos, Tokyo, Whiskey Creek, Walmart, Highland Conference Center, Ruby Tuesday, Cattleman’s Club Steakhouse, Corona Village, Chef Louie’s and Hideout Casino.

The South Central Alcohol Task Force is a joint venture of the Mitchell Police Division and the sheriff’s offices from Aurora, Davison and Miner counties with the goal of reducing alcohol sales to minors through compliance checks of liquor license holders in the jurisdictions of the task force.