Douglassville Tavern Cited for Liquor Code Violation
DOUGLASSVILLE PA – A Douglass (Berks) Township tavern has been cited by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly furnishing alcoholic beverages to a 20-year-old minor, its Allentown PA-based District Enforcement Office said in a report issued Sept. 1 (2020; Tuesday). The legal age to consume alcohol in the Commonwealth is 21.
Talk’s Tavern, 1426 Benjamin Franklin Hwy., received a citation for violation of Section 493 of the Liquor Code in early August, following an investigation that occurred in February, according to its public information release. The report also noted the charge “will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to:
- Impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses, and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses;
- Impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought; and
- Mandate training in an effort to educate the licensee on state requirements.
The report did not indicate if or when an appearance date before the judge would be scheduled.
The Allentown office separately said it issued nine violation letters and 23 warning letters to licensees, and received 158 complaints, during August. It is responsible for enforcing liquor laws and related provisions at more than 3,400 establishments in Berks, Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties, according to Commander Sgt. Brent D. Spleen.
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