Private clubs were included in “Operation Check-In,” which was conducted by enforcement agents over the weekend of July 7-9, and led to the issuance of over 300 tickets for violations, 142 of which were for selling alcohol to minors.
Eighteen agents from the state of Arkansas’ Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Enforcement Division completed more than 740 checks of licensed establishments over the weekend of July 7-8, writing nearly 300 tickets as part of “Operation Check-In.”
According to an Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration news release, agents’ visits ranged from liquor stores and private clubs to bars and convenience stores.
During the visits, agents issued 289 tickets—142 for selling alcohol to minors, along with 147 for various other violations.
“Our agents covered a lot of ground over a short period, providing a strong reminder that non-compliance is not tolerated,” Boyce Hamlet, Director of ABC’s Enforcement Division, said in the press release. “When someone sells to a minor or overserves, it becomes a public safety issue and it is our responsibility to ensure this behavior is detected and discontinued.”
While the weekend operation was a coordinated effort that was carefully orchestrated, each ABC agent also conducts numerous permit checks on a daily basis, with more than 5,000 active alcohol permits in Arkansas, the release noted.
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