BDPD Chief Not Recommending Action Against Liquor Stores That Sold To Minors

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam police chief is not recommending any additional action against the package liquor establishments that were cited for selling to underage patrons in July. Chief John Kreuziger made that recommendation during a recent meeting of the city’s Administrative Committee, which has authority over liquor licenses. Under the city’s Demerit Point Ordinance for license holders, businesses that violate the law could see their licenses suspended or revoked. Kreuziger says he received complaints this summer about how easy it was to those under age 21 to purchase alcohol in Beaver Dam. Beaver Dam partnered with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, using an underage participant in their youth cadet program to make buys. The establishments that were found in violation are: Chill Zone Liquor, North Center Street Kwik Trip, North Spring Street Kwik Trip, Park Avenue Shell, and Coyote Gas and Liquor. Each business was assessed 150 demerit points. The suspension or revocation process could be initiated if a business accumulates 200 or more points in a rolling 18-month period.