Lenoir City Beer Board Hands Out Big $$$ Fines
|The Lenoir City Beer Board met Thursday night to
address the matter of the under age
beer sting conducted by the
LCPD back in February. The monetary fines ranged from $500 to $1000
for the violators.
The four restaurants cited in the sting were each fined $500.00. The State Alcohol Beverage Commission who regulates liquor sales, also fined each restaurants $1,500.00.
Bobby Joe Fritts, owner of West Hills Mkt. was fined $750.00. The board reasoned that as the owner, Mr. Fritts, held a greater responsibility for the violation than if it had just been an employee who committed the violation.
The stiffest fine handed down was for Ken Jo Mkt. #18 Mcgee Blvd. who had no one at the hearing to represent the business.
LCPD plans more beer alcohol stings in the future. A second violation would require a mandatory suspension of a businesses beer permit.