Blue Springs, Mo. – In a continuing effort to help prevent underage drinking in our community, the Blue Springs Police Department conducts underage drinking enforcement business checks.
On December 14, 2011, between the hours of 5-7:30 p.m., members of the Blue Springs, Missouri Police Department enlisted an 18-year-old male in the attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages from seventeen businesses that have liquor licenses with the City of Blue Springs. The volunteer was instructed to provide the business with his actual Missouri driver’s license and to be honest with employees if asked about his age.
Employees from all seventeen area businesses asked for identification when the 18-year-old underage male attempted to purchase the alcoholic beverages. This business check resulted in a 100 percent compliance rate under Blue Springs, Missouri Municipal Code ordinance 600.200, which states that no person shall sell or supply intoxicating liquor, or permit the same to be sold or supplied to any person under the age of 21 years of age.
The Blue Springs Police Department wants to commend the following businesses for the diligent effort to curb underage drinking in our community:
Murphy USA 610 NE Coronado Drive
Meiner’s Market 1005 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs Liquor 103 SW MO 7 Highway
Quiktrip 211 NW MO 7 Highway
Shell 1000 NW MO 7 Highway
BP Gas Station 1001 NW MO 7 Highway
Phillips 66/Circle K 1202 NW MO 7 Highway
Quiktrip 1204 NW MO 7 Highway
CVS Pharmacy 1616 NW MO 7 Highway
Valero 1801 NW MO 7 Highway
Conoco Everyday 2401 NW MO 7 Highway
Casey’s General Store 2900 NW MO 7 Highway
Woods Chapel BP 1922 NW Woods Chapel Road
Gas Mart 1501 NW Woods Chapel Road
Quiktrip 1128 NW Woods Chapel Road
Little General 1017 NW Woods Chapel Road
Lakeside Food Mart 280 NW Woods Chapel Road
Underage drinking enforcement business checks are supported by a grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Programs and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. For more information, call Sergeant Joe Fanara at (816) 228-0153.