Bristol Palin's "DWTS" Bar Stop Probed

In this publicity image released by ABC, Bristol Palin, left, and her partner Mark Ballas perform on the celebrity dance competition show, "Dancing with the Stars," on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey) AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey

A state investigator is apparently checking whether it was legal for "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Bristol Palin to be in a downtown Anchorage establishment while dancing partner Mark Ballas performed.

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The question is Palin's age, 19. She could only legally be in Rumrunners Old Towne Bar and Grill last Friday if accompanied by a parent, spouse or legal guardian over 21. State law also would allow her to be there if it's been designated as a bona fide restaurant, and she was there only to eat.

The Alaska Dispatch reported Tuesday that a state Alcohol and Control Board investigator visited their office, asking for copies of raw video shot at Ballas' performance. The request was denied.

An Alaska Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said the department never discuss investigations unless someone is charged.

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