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County to check alcohol sales to minors

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Gazette Staff
October 31, 2007

Sheriff’s deputies will zero in on enforcing alcohol-sale laws over the coming months.


Rock County deputies will work with young adults under the drinking age who will go into businesses and taverns over the next few months to try to buy alcohol.


Businesses and employees selling alcohol to underage buyers will be ticketed and referred to the Rock County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.


The Rock County Sheriff’s Department will report results when checks are completed.


In announcing the compliance checks, Sheriff Bob Spoden said:


“Selling alcohol is a legitimate business that plays a valid role in our community, but such a business is a privilege to which very serious and specific responsibilities apply.


“We pride ourselves in being a friendly, proactive department. We simply ask area businesses and taverns to fulfill their responsibilities in regard to alcohol sales. This cooperation is a necessary effort by our community to reduce the availability of alcohol to our youth,” the sheriff said.



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