County beverage board fines local pub, tavern

Bars cited for serving alcohol after 2 a.m. to underage drinkers

June 20, 1999|By EDWARD LEE | EDWARD LEE,SUN STAFF

The Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board of Howard County fined two establishments a total of $1,450 for violating local liquor laws and a bar in Woodstock $360 for buying cigarettes out of state to resell in Maryland.

The five-member board voted unanimously to fine M.D 's Country Pub in the 3900 block of Ten Oaks Road in Glenelg $1,250 for several violations in a six-day span last November.

A county police officer found six customers inside the restaurant drinking alcohol around 3:30 a.m. Nov. 15.

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

Six days later, the same police officer entered the bar around 2:15 a.m.

The officer said he saw three customers - all under the legal drinking age of 21 - consuming alcohol.

The board handed Hunter's Lodge Tavern in the 9400 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City a $200 penalty for serving alcohol to two underage customers on Aug. 7.

The board also fined Woodstock Inn in the 1400 block of Woodstock Road $360 for trying to sell cigarettes that owner Joseph Braglio Sr had bought in Winchester, Va., violating Maryland tax laws.

The board also issued a warning to Shea's Restaurant and Pub in the 6800 block of Douglas Legum Drive in Elkridge.

A police officer said he found two of the restaurant's employees drinking an alcoholic beverage after 2 a.m. on Nov.7.

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