The Iowa City Police Department conducted alcohol sales law compliance checks on Saturday at twenty-two businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
Working with plainclothes officers, underage persons entered these businesses and attempted to illegally purchase alcoholic beverages. Sixteen businesses refused to sell alcohol to the underage buyers. Six businesses checked by police sold to the underage buyers.
The businesses that failed the compliance checks were:
·The Job Site - 928 Maiden Ln.
·DC’s Bar - 124 S Dubuque St.
·Coach’s Corner Sports Pub - 749 Mormon Trek Blvd.
·Delimart - 525 Hwy 1 W
·Creekside Market - 2601 Hwy 6E
·Bardot - 347 S Gilbert St.
The employees who sold the alcohol to the underage buyers were each charged with, “Selling Alcohol to Persons Under Age 21.” An employee selling alcohol to persons under age 21 years of age is a simple misdemeanor, punishable with a $500 fine for the first offense.
Additionally, all violations will be forwarded to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for possible civil penalties against the liquor license.