17 Conway Businesses Pass, 2 Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks

CONWAY, Ark. (News release) - The Conway Police Department, along with an agent from Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted compliance checks at 19 businesses across Conway Thursday (Sept. 14, 2017). The officers went out in two groups using 19-year-old informants.    

When the informants, using unaltered identification, ordered alcohol at 17 Conway businesses, they were asked for identification and seeing they were underage they were refused service.  

The businesses that passed compliance checks include: Chilis, Conway Family Bowl, Garden Grille & Bar, Logan’s Roadhouse, On The Border, Playa Azul Mexican Grill, TC’s Midtown Grill, TGI Friday’s, Bear’s Den Pizza, Brick Oven, Café 501, Centennial Valley Club, Conway Country Club, King’s Live Music, Roux’s Cajun Creole, Patron Mexican Grill and Tazikis Mediterranean Café.  

Two businesses failed compliance checks. When underage informants visited Buffalo Wild Wings and ordered alcohol, the server asked for identification. Once the informant presented unaltered identification, the server served her anyway. At Umami’s Sushi & Grill Fusion the server did not ask for identification before serving alcohol to the underage informant. The servers at these businesses were issued citations for failure to comply. Fines range from $200 to $500.

This round of compliance checks resulted in an 89 percent passage rate. 

Back in June the police department conducted alcohol compliance checks at 25 businesses, four failed resulting in a passage rate of 84 percent. The CPD says it conducts compliance checks not to harass local businesses, but to help fight the problem of underage drinking and to educate servers.  

The CPD offers classes to businesses that wish to provide additional training for their employees regarding alcohol compliance. For more information contact Investigator T. Kennedy at (501) 328-1244. 

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