Howard liquor board reviewing cases of 2 establishments

June 09, 1999|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

The Howard County Alcoholic Beverages Hearing Board was scheduled to review liquor violations involving two area bars last night.

M.D.'s Country Pub in the 3900 block of Ten Oaks Road in Glenelg was cited for several violations within a six-day span in November.

A county police officer investigating a complaint at 3: 30 a.m. Nov. 15 saw two people enter the restaurant. The officer followed them and found six customers drinking alcohol.

Establishments that sell liquor are prohibited from selling alcohol or allowing patrons to continue drinking after 2 a.m.

Six days later, the same officer entered the bar about 2: 15 a.m. and saw three customers -- all under the legal drinking age of 21 -- consuming alcohol at the bar.

This is the second time in three years that M.D.'s Country Pub has been accused of violating local liquor laws. The board fined the establishment $200 in March 1998 for selling alcohol to underage police cadets.

The board also reviewed the case of Shea's Restaurant and Pub in the 6800 block of Douglas Legum Drive in Elkridge.

Police officers observed customers with open containers of alcohol at the bar after 2 a.m. Nov. 7.

It was a first offense for Shea's.

The board has the option of fining violators or suspending or revoking liquor licenses.

Pub Date: 6/09/99

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