Employees at four local businesses have been cited for serving alcohol to a minor following a compliance check performed by officials with the Conway Police Department.
According to La Tresha Woodruff, public information officer, the check was performed at nine area businesses, but five servers passed the check and would not serve alcohol to an underage informant working with the department.
“Servers at Chili’s and Outback Steakhouse served alcohol to the underage informant without even bothering to check her identification,” Woodruff stated. “At Las Palmas and Old Chicago, servers checked the informant’s unaltered identification and still served alcohol to the minor.”
All four servers were issued tickets for non-compliance, with fines ranging from $200 - 500.
This is the second compliance check conducted by the CPD in the past three weeks. The previous check ended with employees at two other local restaurants getting cited for serving alcohol to a minor.
These random checks are made possible through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s “Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws” program.
(Candie Beck is a staff writer and can be reached at 505-1238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org)