Two Businesses Cited during Weekend Compliance Checks

(Grand Island, Neb.)- On Friday, Nov. 14, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), in conjunction with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Aurora Police Department, conducted compliance checks at 36 businesses in Hamilton and Merrick Counties.

During the effort, checks were conducted at 14 businesses in Hamilton County and 22 businesses in Merrick County. Of the 14 businesses checked in Hamilton County, two were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to a minor. All 22 businesses checked in Merrick County were found to be in compliance. The retail outlets checked included convenience, liquor and grocery stores, as well as restaurants and bars.

“We want to thank the businesses in both counties that were found to be in compliance,” said Investigative Services Major Bret Friesz. “It is through their vigilance in following the law that they are preventing underage drinking and helping to create safer communities.”

Law enforcement performs compliance checks to ensure that businesses are complying with the state’s alcohol laws and to decrease youth access to alcohol.

Compliance checks were conducted thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).