On December 29, 2011 the Rochester Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks on establishments in town that hold liquor licenses. During the checks, police send an underage buyer into each package store and restaurant and they attempt to purchase alcohol. Clerks at Lloyds Market, Plumb Corner Market, and Adrian’s Package Store as well as wait staff at Matt’s Blackboard all requested identification from the underage buyer and refused the sale when she told them she did not have an ID. The Rochester Golf Course was not checked because they are closed for the season.
“I am so pleased that we had 100% compliance from our license holders,” said Rochester Police Chief Paul H. Magee. “This is the goal of the compliance check program and because of the efforts of the license holders, we reached that goal today.”
The department conducts the compliance checks to help ensure that alcohol is not easily making it into the hands of underage drinkers. The department has been conducting compliance checks since 2004.
Rochester Police Department Press Release