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Police check for underage alcohol service
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 The Conyers Police Department (CPD) conducted an underage alcohol operation on Jan. 25 resulting in 30 citations to area restaurants and retail establishments, 10 of which were for serving alcohol to underage patrons.

Conyers Police worked in conjunction with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Revenue to visit 42 restaurants, retail stores and convenience stores with the aid of two underage subjects. Of the locations visited, the underage subjects were served alcohol at 10 locations in the city limits.

“It’s important to note that of those establishments that served to a minor, none of the servers have participated in the city’s new RASS (Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service) workshops,” said Chief of Police Gene Wilson. “I hope the management of more of our restaurants and retail stores will encourage their employees to participate in the classes in order to better educate and inform employees about safe and legal service to minors.”

            Conyers Police conduct RASS workshops on a quarterly basis.

            The restaurants and establishments cited in last week’s operation include:

·         Atlanta Pizza, 1565 Highway 138 SE,

·         Chevron, 993 Sigman Road NW,

·         Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, 1823 Highway 138,

·         Chevron, 1135 Sigman Road,

·         Frontera Mex-Mex Grill, 1820 Highway 20,

·         O’Charley’s, 1289 Dogwood Drive, SW,

·         Shell, 1202 West Avenue,

·         Sigman Bottle Shop, 439 Sigman Road NW,

·         Silver Dragon, 1889 Highway 20 SE, and

·         Sonny’s Barbecue, 1870 Highway 20 SE.

“I want to commend the 32 compliant restaurants and establishments that properly identified the minors that participated in our operation and thank them for working cooperatively with police to safely serve patrons,” said Wilson.

Officers routinely make compliance checks at area retail and dining establishments. Questions or complaints can be directed to the Conyers Police Department at 770-483-6600.