Businesses allegedly sold alcohol to underage agents

May 13, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met with representatives from six Hagerstown businesses on Wednesday to discuss incidents in which employees are alleged to have sold alcohol to an underage liquor agent.

The sales occurred between March 11 and April 4, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Kevin Simmers said.

The following businesses were accused of selling alcohol to an underage person:

o Broad Axe, 28 W. Franklin St.

o Always Ron's, 29 N. Burhans Blvd.

o Ruby Tuesday, 1645 Wesel Blvd.

o Woodpoint Grill, 1437 Salem Ave.

o Orchid Garden, 1481 Wesel Blvd.

o Corner Pub, 158 S. Mulberry St.

Robert L. Everhart, liquor board chairman, said each business could lose its liquor license and be ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. Those penalties, which are the maximum, are rarely imposed, he said.


The liquor board agreed to make a decision in each case within the next 30 days.

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