Store owners where alcoholic beverages have been sold to minors one too many times are realizing the strength of California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws. On May 16, 2013, ABC agents suspended the alcoholic beverage license at a Valero store in Soledad.
"Alcoholic Beverage Control laws are in place for a reason," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). "Our CSLEA members who are agents with ABC are committed to keeping alcoholic beverages away from those under 21 and enforcing the law at establishments where alcohol is sold"
The license at the Valero Store on Front Street is suspended for an indefinite period of time because the store sold alcohol to minors three times in the past three years. The store at this location cannot sell alcohol until the owner transfers the ABC license to a new owner that is approved by ABC and Soledad city leaders. The owner has six months in which to transfer the license.