Alcohol Compliance Detail, Feb. 11 | Business

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Alcohol Compliance Detail, Feb. 11
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As a continuing effort to combat underage drinking in the county, members of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Unit conducted another “Alcohol Compliance Detail” this past Friday, 11 February 2011. The operation checked nine establishments in the St. Augustine area and at three of them the underage Investigative Aide was sold alcoholic beverages.

For this operation a male and female, under the age of 20, went into the establishment to purchase alcohol. The aide would produce his or her actual identification if asked and state their true age if requested. The Sheriff’s Office filed a charge of selling/serving or giving alcohol to a person under the age of 21 on the three subjects who sold alcohol to the Aide. Those reports will also be sent to the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for potential administrative investigations.

The establishments where clerks were charged with selling alcohol to a minor were:

  • The Purple Olive, 4255 A1A South #6, a 43-year old male sold a bottle of beer.
  • The Raintree, 102 San Marco Ave., a 25-year old male sold a bottle of beer.
  • Kangaroo Express 1115 A1A Beach Blvd., a 22-year old female sold a 6 pk of beer.

Clerks at the following businesses refused to sell alcohol to the Investigative Aide:

  • Kingfish Grill, 252 Yacht Club Dr.
  • The Reef, 4100 Coastal Highway
  • Caps’, 4325 Myrtle St.
  • Barnacle Bills, 14 W. Castillo Dr.
  • Sunoco, 450 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
  • Kangaroo (The Pantry), 6929 A1A South
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