On October 6th, 2014

ABC Suspends the License of Bombays in Redding Alcohol Served to Minors Prior to Stabbing

cabcaThe suspension is the result of an ABC "Target Responsibility for Alcohol-Connected Emergencies" (TRACE) investigation in which ABC agents established that on May 28, 2014, a Bombays' employee served alcohol to two of three minors who were allowed into the bar  One of those minors later  stabbed someone after leaving the bar.

The stabbing occurred at around 1:20 a.m. on May 29, 2014.  According to Redding police, Martin Chavez, 20, of Redding, stabbed a 29-year-old man four times in the torso.  The victim told police he was trying to break up a fight when he was stabbed.  Police caught up with Chavez at a nearby convenience store.

"ABC agents see, first-hand, the trouble, the injuries and the deaths associated with under-age drinking," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).  "If it is suspected that an under-age suspect or victim involved in a serious incident had been served alcohol, ABC agents will track down the source, be it someone at an establishment, a private home, or a shoulder-tap outside of a store.  Sometimes this results in fines, penalties or jail time."

The 25-day Notice of Suspension  means Bombays cannot serve or sell alcohol for 25 days beginning October 3. The licensee agreed to the penalty.

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