Last month, five of the 51 businesses in St. Louis Park with liquor licenses failed alcohol compliance checks.
In a compliance check, a police officer works with an underage youth who attempts to purchase alcohol from a bar, restaurant, liquor store or other licensed outlet. If the clerk/server asks for ID and refuses the sale, the outlet passes. If the clerk/server completes the sale, the outlet fails the check.
The checks were conducted between May 17 and May 30.
Penalties for selling to a minor can include fines and license suspensions, and can potentially lead to license revocation. A server who sells to someone under 21 can also be charged with a gross misdemeanor offense.
St. Louis Park will run compliance checks again in the fall.