Fourteen Janesville stores pass underage alcohol checks
The checks help determine that store personnel at Class A licensed establishments are properly identifying customers to prevent the sale of alcohol to underage people.
The alcohol compliance checks were accomplished using underage volunteers who attempted to buy alcohol from the businesses. The volunteers were provided by Partners in Prevention and were under strict observation and control of police officers.
The purpose is to reduce underage drinking in the community.
Purchases were attempted at all Class A establishments licensed by the city. Of the 17 establishments, 14 requested identification and refused to sell alcohol to the supervised minors. Those establishments were:
-- Cork and Bottle Liquors, 1418 W. Memorial Drive and 2807 W. Court St.
-- Denny's Grain and Grape, 1514 E. Racine St.
-- Janesville Travel Plaza Liquor, 3222 Humes Road.
-- Lion's Quick Mart, 2619 Milton Ave.
-- Logli, 1501 Creston Park Drive.
-- Milton Avenue Beverage, 1527 Milton Ave.
-- Pick 'n Save, 1717 Center Ave.
-- Mulligan's, 3961 Milton Ave.
-- The Liquor Cabinet, 1924 E. Milwaukee St.
-- The Vineyard, 3439 Mt. Zion Ave.
-- Walmart, 3800 Deerfield Drive.
-- Woodman's, 2819 N. Lexington Drive.
-- The Vine and Vat, 1507 Center Ave.
Three establishments—Five Point Liquor, 600 W. Milwaukee St.; Julie and Ray's Liquors, 1621 W. Court St.; and Roman's Liquor, 108 Center Ave.—sold alcohol to the underage buyers.
Each clerk who sold the alcohol received a citation for $753.
Last updated: 10:37 am Thursday, December 13, 2012