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Crook Co. businesses bat .500 in OLCC minor 'sting'

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: May 13 2013 04:42:22 PM CDT
Updated On: May 13 2013 04:43:31 PM CDT
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PRINEVILLE, Ore. -

Three out of six businesses visited in Prineville, Post and Paulina passed a check for alcohol sales to minors by refusing to sell alcohol to a minor volunteer, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Monday.

The sales checks performed April 24 resulted in a compliance rate of 50 percent,  which is well below the 2012 statewide average of 81 percent.

The commission performs the minor sales checks in an effort to reduce drinking by minors, which is a serious problem throughout the state.

The OLCC tests licensed liquor businesses throughout the year. Licensees or their employees could be held liable for alcohol-related damages and injuries if they serve or sell alcohol to a minor.

The OLCC offers a free training course on how to check ID’s. Participants learn how to identify false identification and the laws regarding minors and alcohol. Additional training opportunities are available including classes for store clerks and service permit holders. Interested persons can call the local OLCC office to schedule a training session.

During the sales checks, a minor volunteer attempts to purchase alcohol from a licensed business to see if staff are checking ID’s correctly and refusing to sell alcohol to anyone under 21.

Commission inspectors or other law enforcement officers supervise the minor volunteers. The volunteers carry their own legal ID that identifies them as under 21 and do not disguise their age or lie to encourage the sale of alcohol.

 The Oregon Driver license for a minor carries a red border around the picture with the words “Minor Until” followed by the date of his/her 21st birthday.

Under Oregon law, businesses in cities with a population of 20,000 or more have an equal chance of being randomly selected for a minor decoy compliance check. A business can also be selected for a compliance check if there is a documented complaint of sales to minors. Businesses in cities with a population under 20,000 and unincorporated areas in counties are not subject to these selection requirements.

Minor Decoy Operation

April 24, 2013 

PAULINA, POST, PRINEVILLE

6 premises visited: 3 No Sales, 3 Sales – Compliance rate of 50%

NO SALES

POST GENERAL STORE AND EATERY

28550 SE PAULINA HWY 

POST

 

POWELL BUTTE COUNTRY STORE

13673 SW HWY 126

POWELL BUTTE 

 

NO SALES

JUNIPER GROVE RV PARK

11712 SE DAVIS LOOP 

PRINEVILLE 

 

SALES

KURT'S COUNTRY STORE AND TAVERN

70344 SE PAULINA CITY RD 

PAULINA

 

THE CLUB AT BRASADA RANCH

16976 BRASADA CANYONS DR 

POWELL BUTTE

 

 

SALES

COOLER BAR

3770 LAMONTA RD

PRINEVILLE

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