Police: Eleven of 12 Forest Grove establishments pass OLCC check
All but one of a dozen businesses that sell alcohol in Forest Grove passed a test to see whether they would ask an underage customer for identification before making the sale Thursday, Jan. 25, the Forest Grove Police Department said.
Forest Grove police, in collaboration with the Hillsboro Police Department, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services, carried out the compliance check operation to randomly test whether businesses would sell alcohol to a minor. The check is part of an ongoing joint effort between the Forest Grove Police Department and other agencies, police said.
The only business on the list to allegedly fail the compliance check was Diamond Palace, according to a news release from the Forest Grove Police Department. Management at the downtown bar and restaurant did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Compliance checks are conducted using an underage decoy who is not of legal drinking age. Establishments that ask the decoy for identification before agreeing to sell him or her alcohol are judged to have passed the check; establishments that agree to sell the alcohol without verifying the decoy's age are said to have failed.
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