West Texas Among Worst Alcohol Violators in State
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West Texas alcohol retailers could be among the worst in the state for selling to minors, with one offender, Ravi’s Mart, located in Lubbock County.
Ninety-one percent of 933 locations visited complied with checking and enforcing the drinking age with the least violations in the Dallas/Fort Worth region at a 7.6 percent non-compliance rate. The highest percentage of violations were found in the Houston/Galveston region at a 20 percent non-compliance rate.
West Texas, including Lubbock, El Paso and Amarillo, also had a high failure rate, 16 percent, but also had the least establishments visited at 67 -- well below the average for the other regions, 186.
Calls made to Ravi Mart, located in the 3300 block of 4th Street, were answered and immediately hung up.