7 locations fail alcohol compliance tests (updated)

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Austin Police Department ran an alcohol compliance check at Austin restaurants and liquor stores Monday afternoon.

During a compliance check, APD sends in a person under 21 to attempt to purchase alcohol. If he or she is not carded, the establishment fails the check.

Of the 12 locations checked, only five passed.

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“That is rather high,” Police Chief Brian Krueger said. “Obviously we’d love to see zero (fails), but that’s not the case. It is a little alarming.”

If an establishment receives three fails, it loses its liquor license for three days and also must pay a hefty fine.

Krueger said the compliance reports have been forwarded to the city attorney’s office.


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Godfather’s Pizza

Bell Liquor

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El Mariachi


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Apollo Liquor

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Star Liquor