Last Saturday, the Bozeman Police Department partnered with the MSU Police Department to conduct alcohol compliance checks at 20 area businesses.  They sent a 20 year old female, without any identification, into each establishment where she ordered a drink.

Sixteen of the businesses were in full compliance and refused to sell her a drink when she was unable to provide identification.

Employees from four of the businesses sold the underage person alcohol, either without asking for identification or not verifying legal age.  In these instances, the clerk/server were issued citations for Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to a Minor.

A 20% failure rate seems a bit high. What are your thoughts?

Please don't drink and drive this Christmas season!