BEATRICE – A recent Nebraska State Patrol compliance check for liquor laws, netted seven restaurants, bars, businesses and a VFW Club that failed the inspection.
Investigators conducted the alcohol inspections in Otoe and Saunders Counties on November 18th, checking a total of 56 locations in the two counties. The sweep was conducted to determine if a business is checking minors for identification, prior to selling alcohol
Two of 26 businesses checked in Saunders County sold alcohol to a minor. Five of 30 business locations checked in Otoe County, sold alcohol to a minor.
Those locations selling to a minor are reported to the Nebraska Liquor Commission, and any clerk selling alcohol to a minor is ticketed for procuring alcohol for a minor. The sweep involves checks at restaurants, bars, convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores.
NSP investigators conducted the compliance checks with the aid of a grant from the Region Five Prevention Coalition.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the violations occurred at:
Wild Ride – Prague
Midtown Amoco – Wahoo
B&J’s Family Restaurants and Lounge – Syracuse
Bing’s Sports Bar – Nebraska City
Pizza Hut – Nebraska City
WalMart Store #4209 – Nebraska City
VFW #5547 – Syracuse