California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents took enforcement action at three California businesses where ABC laws have been broken.
"When owners or employees at restaurants, bars, or stores violate ABC laws, they put the citizens of California at risk," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "Our association members with ABC, agents and licensing reps, know the dangers of serving alcohol to minors, maintaining a disorderly place of business, or violating any other ABC law. That type of activity leads to problems, injuries, accidents and death. That's why they suspend or revoke licenses to serve and sell alcoholic beverages."
On September 11, 2014 ABC agents posted a 30-day Notice of Suspension at the Nowhere Bar & Grill in San Jose. For the next month, the business cannot serve or sell alcohol as a result of an investigation into the deaths of two 19-year-olds who were served alcohol and later died in a DUI car crash.
ABC agents in San Jose also posted a 15-day Notice of Suspension at the Santa Teresa Bottle Shop. The business is accused of selling liquor to those under the age of 21. Agents responded to complaints about the store and witnessed two separate sales transactions between employees and minors.
And in Escondido, ABC agents posted a Notice of Revocation at the MariscosLa Botana Restaurant & Bar. The Notice of Revocation means the business can no longer sell or serve alcohol. During an investigation, ABC agents and Escondido police officers discovered the licensee was in possession of illegal drugs and illegal drugs for sale while in possession of a loaded firearm.