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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Jerry Noviello, Phone: 360-239-3445

Tumwater Alcohol Compliance Checks Result in 40% Sell Rate
Checks done in late May

Tumwater - Alcohol compliance checks were conducted at 30 stores, restaurants, and gas stations throughout Tumwater on May 24. Of the 30 stores that were checked, 12 (40%) sold alcohol to the underage operative.

"It was very surprising to see that almost half of the stores that were checked sold alcohol to the underage operative. I hope that management at these stores will take the necessary steps to train their staff in effectively checking identification and understanding the laws and responsibilities of selling alcohol." said Jerry Noviello, Manager for Thurston County's Target Zero program. "Preventing the sale of alcohol to underage youth is a crucial step in reducing alcohol abuse by the youth in our communities. And by reducing alcohol use, we are reducing the number of teens that drink and then get behind the wheel and drive home or to another party. Our goal in Thurston County is to eliminate all traffic fatalities and injuries, and preventing young drivers from driving impaired is a top priority."

Below is a list of the stores that were checked during this operation:

Stores that SOLD to the underage operative:

Melody Food Mart - 415 Cleveland Ave SE
Nickelby's Restaurant - 600 Trosper Rd SW
Pints Red Barn - 114 E Street SW
Ramirez Mexican Store - 5105 Capitol Blvd SE
River's Edge - 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE
Seven - Eleven - 1022 Crosby Blvd SW
Seven - Eleven - 533 Custer Way SE, Ste A
Seven - Eleven - 6975 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater Deli Mart - 6131 Capitol Blvd
Tumwater Lanes - 204 T Street SW
Tumwater Shell - 5200 Capitol Blvd SE
USA Gas - 701 Trosper Rd

Stores that did NOT sell to the underage operative:

Airport Shell - 7219 Capitol Blvd SE
Albertsons Grocery - 705 Trosper Rd SW
Chevron - 670 Trosper Rd SW
Cornerstone Chevron - 7160 Capitol Blvd SE
Red Wagon (formerly Daybreak Deli) - 7205 Old Hwy 99, Ste 101
El Sarape IV - 5409 Capitol Blvd SE
Falls Terrace Restaurant - 106 Deschutes Way SW
Fred Meyer - 555 Trosper Rd SW
Inferno's Pizza - 111 Tumwater Blvd SE, Ste A
Kuibito Japanese - 7205 Capitol Blvd, # 102
Office Bar and Grill - 2030 Mottman Rd SW
Pilot Travel Center - 2430 93rd Ave SW
Safeway - 520 Cleveland Ave SE
Short Stop Deli - 905 North St SE
South End Grocery - 6450 Capitol Blvd SE
The Brick Wood Fired Pizza - 709 Trosper Rd SW
Walgreens - 702 Trosper Rd SW
Wal-Mart - 5900 Littlerock Rd SW

These alcohol sales compliance checks are a part of Target Zero's Party Intervention Patrol, which has a goal of reducing underage drinking and drugging-related car crashes in Thurston County.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3