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Police: Collinsville store fails alcohol compliance check

A business in Collinsville has failed an alcohol compliance check for the second time this year, police said.

Hiralben H. Patel, 33, of Edwardsville, an employee at Hot Shot Liquor, sold alcohol to a minor during the compliance check on Friday, according to Collinsville police.

The business, at 733 Vandalia St., had a liquor license violation in January, said Collinsville Police Department Maj. Richard Wittenauer.

Wittenauer said when Patel sold the alcohol, she did not check the minor’s identification.

Police on Friday checked 18 other businesses, which all passed, the department said.

During the compliance checks, the department is assisted by members of its Explorers program.

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