Restaurant fined $250 for serving liquor to minor

September 25, 1998

The county liquor board has fined a popular Westminster restaurant for serving a bottle of beer to an underage police cadet in June.

In a written decision issued this week, the Board of License Commissioners fined the owners of Johansson's $250. In issuing the fine, the board noted that David E. Johansson, the licensee, has had an exemplary record in policing his establishment on West Main Street.

During an Aug. 11 hearing, Carrie Ann Wright, a 20-year-old police cadet, said she walked into Johansson's on June 19 and went to a downstairs pub, where she was served without being asked for proof of her age.

According to testimony, a crowd at the door surrounded doormen who were checking ages of patrons.

Route 140 left-lane closure to be extended today

The State Highway Administration will extend the temporary left-lane closure on westbound Route 140 from west of Gorsuch Road to west of Route 97 at Malcolm Drive starting today.

The lane closure will be in effect through the spring while work progresses on Route 140.

Starting Sunday, there will be lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. along Route 140 at Center Street.

The median crossover along Route 140 also will be closed.

Motorists on Route 140 wanting to turn onto Center Street will be directed through the intersection to a U-turn at the next intersection.

Motorists along Center Street wanting to cross Route 140 will be directed to make a right turn onto Route 140 to a U-turn at the next intersection.

Signs and traffic barrels will direct motorists through the area.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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