Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening of Friday, March 1.

The inspections were conducted at liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants and bars.

Fifteen businesses were inspected, and three of them sold alcohol to a minor, amounting to a non-compliance rate of 20%, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.

All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID but three sold to the minor anyway. They are:

• Bella Italia – Cozad

• El Paraiso – Cozad

• Casey’s General Store #2068 – Lexington

Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.

NSP and other law enforcement agencies conduct these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.

The project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.