Maryland State Police Beat / The Good and the Bad of Serving Booze to Minors in Somerset County

  • In addition to any sanctions imposed against the liquor licenses that may be imposed by the Somerset County Liquor Board, the employees who sold alcoholic beverages to a minor will face charges in the District Court of Maryland for Somerset County for furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor.  If convicted, these people face a maximum penalty of up to 2 years of incarceration, a fine of $1,000, or both.

ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS  –  Peaky’s Restaurant in Princess Anne, Md. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Maryland State Police Beat / The Good and the Bad of Serving Booze to Minors in Somerset County

PRINCESS ANNE, MD. — The good news is that most of the alcohol retailers in Somerset County are abiding by the law in regard to not selling booze to underage persons. The bad news is that three license holders are not.

The Maryland State Police reported that on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barracks conducted numerous alcohol compliance checks at retail establishments in Somerset County.   Troopers ensured that various retail establishments which hold a Somerset County Liquor License were denying sales of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 years old.

A total of 21 retail establishments were checked.  The following retail establishments complied with the provisions of the law and denied the sale of alcoholic beverage to minors:

Eden Quick Stop, Eden, Maryland

Caesar’s Pizza Palace, Princess Anne, Maryland

Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, Maryland

Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland

Spike’s Pub & Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland

Kash & Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland

Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Princess Anne, Maryland

King’s Creek Market, Princess Anne, Maryland

Becky’s International Food Market, Princess Anne, Maryland

Junior’s Wines, Princess Anne, Maryland

Goose Creek, Westover, Maryland

Dash Inn, Westover, Maryland

River Market, Pocomoke City, Maryland

Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Pocomoke City, Maryland

Brew Thru, Crisfield, Maryland

Big Willey’s, Crisfield, Maryland

Somers Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland

Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland

The following retail establishments were not in compliance with the provisions of the law and sold alcoholic beverages to a minor:

 

Lucky’s Last Chance, Deal Island, Maryland

The Washington Inn & Tavern, Princess Anne, Maryland

Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland

In addition to any sanctions imposed against the liquor licenses that may be imposed by the Somerset County Liquor Board, the employees who sold alcoholic beverages to a minor will face charges in the District Court of Maryland for Somerset County for furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor.  If convicted, these people face a maximum penalty of up to 2 years of incarceration, a fine of $1,000, or both.

In an effort to keep minors safe during this upcoming holiday season, Troopers will continue with unannounced compliance checks to ensure that alcoholic beverages stay out of the hands of minors.  Historically, the holiday season sees an increase in alcohol-related collisions; many of these collisions involve serious bodily injury.

Spread the love