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Police cracking down on alcohol sale to minors
Police cracking down on alcohol sale to minors

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WHBL) - The Sheboygan Police Department tried educating local businesses about selling alcohol to minors, but the more they did, the worse things got.  So now, Lt. Scott Mittelstadt says there will be strict enforcement in the city of Sheboygan.  Mittelstadt said this past spring and summer, police used volunteers between the ages of 18 and 20 to go to taverns, mini-marts and grocery stores to try to buy alcohol.  They found a failure rate of 23 percent.  Mittelstadt said letters were sent to all establishments, telling them whether they passed or failed.  He said they repeated the process in June hoping compliance had improved.  Instead, it got worse.  The failure rate increased to 43 percent.  Mittelstadt says they’ve now moved into the enforcement stage and will continue to check establishments, but now there will be strict enforcement with violators getting fines or other sanctions for selling alcohol to minors.

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