The Police Department, Department of Public Safety at Southeast Missouri State University and the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office previously met on Sept. 7 to discuss the State of Missouri’s reduced role in regulating its liquor licenses and ways to deal with underage drinking.
With the aid of DPS and the county police, the Police Department has adopted a zero tolerance policy on minors in possession of alcohol, driving while intoxicated and fake identifications. Letters were sent to local businesses that demanded they follow all ordinances and laws regarding the sale of alcohol. A warning was issued to one bar in regards activities that took place there, and another bar was suspended for seven days.
Two convenience stores were suspended for seven days for selling alcohol to minors, and another was suspended for 14 days for the same offense.
Alcohol server classes were held in October and December 2012, and in March 2013.
For more information, contact the Police Department at 573-335-6621.