Friday's, PDQ and Abuelo's Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

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In March, the Middleton Police Department conducted another round of alcohol compliance checks. The purpose was to determine the degree to which licensed establishments complied with laws relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages to underage persons, according to police.  

The current round of 35 checks yielded a compliance rate of 85 percent. 

All licensed establishments in the City of Middleton were notified by letter that compliance checks would be conducted.  

A citizen volunteer, who is currently 18 years old, was used to complete these checks.  No attempts were made to misrepresent the volunteers’ age or to distract the business employee. If requested, the volunteer provided his actual Wisconsin photo driver’s license which clearly indicated that he was not of legal drinking age. The WI driver’s license was printed vertically, indicating they were under the legal drinking age at the time of issuance, and also had the date that he would be 21 years old clearly printed on the front. If questioned by a business employee, the volunteer verbally provide their actual age. 

The volunteer worked under the supervision of police officers and were under continuous observation.

Three persons were cited for selling alcoholic beverages to an underage person, which could result in a $366 fine.  They may also face sanctions from their employers.  The City’s alcohol licensing committee will review the compliance check results. 

The following establishments unlawfully sold alcohol to a minor during this operation: PDQ Convenience Store, 6519 Century Avenue; T.G.I. Friday’s, 1610 Deming Way; Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy, 2229 Deming Way.

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