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DC commissioners want liquor license policy

December 2, 2002

Albany - Dougherty County commissioners are surprised to hear that the county has no punishment for Alcohol Sales License holders who sell alcohol to minors. The county doesn't have a policy for suspending or revoking the alcohol licenses of stores caught selling to underage customers.

Commissioner Lamar Hudgins says while only a handful of stores were caught breaking this law this year, the county should have a concrete punishment. "Having a liquor license is a privledge," said Hudgins."If these businesses sell to minors, we should be able to punish them." 

Hudgins hopes the county will adopt a policy like the City of Albany's policy. First time offenders receive a letter of reprimand. Second time offenders have their licenses suspended for 7 days and must pay a reinstatement fee.

Posted at 3:25PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com