A server at Los Tres Portrillos was cited for serving alcohol to an underage female informant last week. Another server at the restaurant was also cited on May 4 during the department’s last round of compliance checks.
Michael Langley, director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Bevarage Control division, said restaurants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Langley explained that when servers are cited by officers, the matter is sent before the district court. It is the responsibility of the police departments to forward their findings to the ABC, he said.
"If a restaurant has had two citations within a two-weeek period, that is generally what we could consider severe," Langley said. "We will address it as needed — if that means going out there and writing them a ticket — and certainly if they keep showing up here we will not hesitate to pull their license."
The restaurant was the only one of 14 to fail alcohol compliance checks recently conducted by Conway police. Checks were conducted last week in two rounds.
On Wednesday, servers at Brick Oven Pizza Company, Patron Mexican Grill, Cactus Jack’s, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, El Parian and Casa Mariachi all requested indentification and did not serve the informant.
Servers at Mike’s Place, Kings of Conway, ZAZA Fine Salad + Wood Oven Pizza Co., Ruby Tuesday, Beef O’Brady’s, Bear’s Den, and Old Chicago passed the second series of checks on Thursday.
The compliance checks are funded through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program.
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