Saturday, November 25, 2017

Troopers Conduct Alchohol Compliance Checks Somerset County

TROOPERS CONDUCT ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS IN SOMERSET COUNTY


On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barracks conducted numerous alcohol compliance checks at retail establishments in Somerset County.   Troopers ensured that various retail establishments which hold a Somerset County Liquor License were denying sales of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 years old.
A total of 21 retail establishments were checked.  The following retail establishments complied with the provisions of the law and denied the sale of alcoholic beverage to minors:
  • Eden Quick Stop, Eden, Maryland
  • Caesar’s Pizza Palace, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Spike’s Pub & Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Kash & Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • King’s Creek Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Becky’s International Food Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Junior’s Wines, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Westover, Maryland
  • Dash Inn, Westover, Maryland
  • River Market, Pocomoke City, Maryland
  • Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Pocomoke City, Maryland
  • Brew Thru, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Big Willey’s, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Somers Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland
The following retail establishments were not in compliance with the provisions of the law and sold alcoholic beverages to a minor:
  • Lucky’s Last Chance, Deal Island, Maryland
  • The Washington Inn & Tavern, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland
In addition to any sanctions imposed against the liquor licenses that may be imposed by the Somerset County Liquor Board, the employees who sold alcoholic beverages to a minor will face charges in the District Court of Maryland for Somerset County for furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor.  If convicted, these people face a maximum penalty of up to 2 years of incarceration, a fine of $1,000, or both.
In an effort to keep minors safe during this upcoming holiday season, Troopers will continue with unannounced compliance checks to ensure that alcoholic beverages stay out of the hands of minors.  Historically, the holiday season sees an increase in alcohol related collisions; many of these collisions involve serious bodily injury.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Might be Lucky's Last Chance to be on the non compliance list - Seems they are always on that list

Anonymous said...

Drinking age should be 18. The 21 yoa does nothing to stop DUI.

Anonymous said...

Good work Troopers keep these businesses honest!!!

Anonymous said...

Entrapment.

Anonymous said...

Who's really in the wrong here , The establishment os the under age customer that walks in pretending to be older than they are with a fake ID ?

Anonymous said...

Instead of policing our crime ridden area they would rather set up local business so they can fine them for revenue.

Anonymous said...

They don’t use a fake ID during compliance checks

Anonymous said...

They don't use fake IDs. That would be entrapment. They use a real ID, with a date of birth that shows they are underage. It's the clerk's fault for not checking.

Anonymous said...

Man, JT this news sucks a dog dick. Washington was my favorite place to eat in PA.

unknown said...

I am a bartender at a local establishment here in Somerset County. It IS NOT entrapment. They give you a legit ID. As servers of alcohol, it is our job to look VERY CLOSELY at an ID. We are trained to do that. We go through classes like T.I.P.S and TAM. If you can't do basic math, you have no business running a cash register!!!iT'S NOT THAT HARD PEOPLE....80'S and below..GO....90'S slow...that WHAT WE LEARN IN OPUR TRAINING CLASSES!!!! I do not feel bad for people who have been popped selling to underage.Take your time, slow down and READ the ID!!!

Anonymous said...

12:19 you are GROSS!!!

Anonymous said...

So it's not entrapment when someone underage walks into a restaurant knowingly underage to buy alcohol ? How about fighting real crime instead of trying to raise revenue for your department.

Anonymous said...

10:52 he or she must be a minion of A$$BURROW.....SOUNDS LIKE HIS INTELLIGENCE LEVEL!!!! Basement dweller association follows SBYNEWS.....ha ha ha