PENINSULA — On Friday, Oct. 25, Long Beach Police and the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office conducted a third round of alcohol compliance checks in conjunction with an Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) grant.

Fourteen compliance checks took place along the Long Beach Peninsula. Eleven locations refused to sell to underage youths who attempted to illegally purchase alcohol: Jack’s Country Store, Okie’s Thriftway, Doc’s Tavern, Gas-N-Grub (Scooper’s), Seaview Short Stop Store-N-Deli, Chinook Country Store, West Coast Spirits, Seaview One Stop, Rod’s Lamplighter and Long Beach Tavern. Pioneer Tavern, Ilwaco Market and Pioneer Market failed their inspections.

According to EUDL coordinator, Melissa Sexton, “While I’m not pleased to have any sale, I am committed to educating our alcohol retailers. This was the second time in a row that some locations have been issued a citation. I plan to continue offering training on how to properly check identification and can guarantee we will continue performing alcohol compliance checks along the Peninsula. I want to thank those locations that do the right thing by not selling to minors. That is a very important responsibility to keep alcohol out of the hands or our youth.”

For more information call Sexton at 875-9343.

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