Nottingham's Fined For Alcohol Infraction

July 05, 2009|By Larry Carson

The owners of a popular Columbia nightspot were fined $500 for serving alcohol to minors after a fight in the parking lot led police to two underage men who had been drinking inside before the altercation.

The incident at 2 a.m. May 10 brought several officers to Nottingham's, in the 8800 block of Stanford Blvd., where they found a semiconscious man in the parking lot and three people in a silver Honda trying to drive away. The Honda driver sped in reverse at high speed after seeing the patrol car, hitting a curb, Officer Timothy Kane testified.

Police later found that the driver, Brandon A. Britt, 20, and passenger Brian K. Middleton Jr., 20, both of both Columbia, had been drinking. Devan Turner, 21, a woman in the back seat who worked at Nottingham's, had been with them inside. She told investigators the men had each had three beers. Turner was fired after the incident.

FOR THE RECORD - In an article published July 5 about a Columbia nightclub's $500 fine for serving alcohol to two minors, the date of the original incident was unclear. It occurred May 10, 2008, though the county Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board imposed the fine June 25, 2009.
TheBaltimore Sun regrets the error.

Middleton was convicted of second- degree assault and sentenced to three years in prison with all but six months suspended, after a trial June 4, according to electronic court records. Britt was fined $300 for making a false statement to police and served a month in jail for a drunken driving conviction in the case. He is now being sought for a probation violation, court officials said.

Nottingham's license holders Brian Kannee, Dennis Sharoky and Mark Steckbeck were assessed the fine by the county Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board in a June 25 decision.

-Larry Carson

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