There were three restaurants that failed the compliance check during this operation.
The three establishments that failed were: Logan's Roadhouse, Casa Mexicana, and Luigi's Pizza & Pasta.
Those that passed the check were Mi Ranchito, Ruby Tuesdays, Chili's, Denton's, Colton's Steakhouse, Gino's, Applebee's, and La Hacienda.
These operations were carried out with undercover officers accompanying a minor who goes into the business and attempts to order an alcoholic beverage.
If the minor was served alcohol they excused themselves from the business and it was turned over to officers who then issued a citation to the offender.
Additionally, a report of the infraction will be forwarded to the Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Commission as well.
These alcohol compliance checks are part of an Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Grant that is awarded through the State Finance and Administration office.
It provides funding to departments to conduct operations such as this one to ensure that restaurants are complying with the law.
The Benton Police Department has also used these funds during the previous year to provide education and awareness programs about the dangers of drinking and driving.
The funds were used to display public education billboards, a commercial that ran on local television stations, and an education program during prom.
Those that failed the compliance checks were issued citations for Unknowingly Selling Alcohol to a Minor, but those that passed were recognized as well by being given letters of appreciation.