Compliancy rate hits 100 percent

Seventeen local businesses pass police alcohol compliance check

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— For the second time in nearly two years, the Steamboat Springs Police Department garnered a 100-percent compliance rate among the 17 businesses that were tested during a routine alcohol compliance check Monday.

Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said a high level of compliancy is proof that diligence in making sure the businesses are checking identification on a regular basis is working.

"This is the desired result every time," he said. "It's proof that what we're doing is working."

The businesses, Pisas's Pizza and Pasta, West End Liquor, Kum & Go at Curve Plaza, 7-Eleven, Double Z Bar and Barbecue, Cantina, Rio Grande, Tequila's, Rex's American Bar and Grill, Old West Steakhouse, Artic Liquors, Southside Station, Southside Liquor, City Market, Central Park Liquor, Mount Werner Sinclair and Fiesta Jalisco, all passed the alcohol compliance check by not selling alcohol to an underage buyer.

Rex's, City Market and Arctic Liquors were checked Monday night because they failed a January compliance check.

"It's a good sign that those three businesses in particular passed this last round," he said.

The police department typically checks a business that fails a compliance check again within 90 days of the violation, he said.

-To reach Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234

or e-mail adelacruz@steamboatpilot.com

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