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06/27/2011

Results of Weekend Liquor Compliance Checks in Plainfield and Windsor Locks are Released

HARTFORD, June 27 --  Two compliance checks conducted over the weekend by Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Agents and local police departments identified just one store that sold to a minor, the Department reported today.

On Friday, June 24th, Liquor Agents and members of the Windsor Locks Police Department conducted compliance checks at eight (8) package stores and grocery stores in that town that sell beer. One store failed by allegedly selling liquor to the volunteer minor who was assisting in the undercover operation. The 18-year old volunteer was trained and provided by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership.

Turnpike Package Store at 15-17 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks allegedly sold to the minor and will be called before the Liquor Control Commission to address the charge.

On Saturday, June 25th Liquor Agents and members of the Plainfield Police Department tested package stores and grocery stores that sell beer in Plainfield, Moosup and Central Village for compliance.Nine (9) package stores and grocery stores were tested and every store passed. No store sold liquor to the undercover volunteer minor.

“We’re very pleased with the results of these compliance checks as they indicate that overall, permittees in these two communities are complying with the Connecticut Liquor Control Act, and in so doing, are helping reduce the sale of alcoholic liquor to minors,” Consumer Protection Commissioner and Liquor Control Commission Chairperson William M. Rubenstein said today. “Our liquor control agents will continue to work with local police to conduct these checks, which are helpful in identifying areas that need further education and enforcement efforts.”

The Commissioner thanked the Windsor Locks and Plainfield police departments for their support of these enforcement efforts.

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