JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Recently several Region 8 businesses got busted for serving alcohol to minors. One of those restaurants, according to police, had two incidents in one night.
Two servers at TaMolly's Mexican Restaurant, 2506 East Highland in Jonesboro, were caught selling alcohol to a minor on Thursday, Nov. 12, according to a Jonesboro police report.
The report stated an officer went with two 18-year-old women to the restaurant and placed drink orders.
After the servers brought alcoholic beverages to both teens, the officer contacted an Alcoholic Beverage Control enforcement agent Michael Bush who was waiting outside.
Bush came in the restaurant and issued the waiters citations for unknowingly serving a minor, the report stated.
For the infraction, the ABC board fined the restaurant $1,000 and placed it on one year's probation.
Darrin Blue, manager of TaMolly's, said in a written statement to Region 8 News:
Paul Holmes, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department, said they will continue to help ABC.
"The laws that govern the sale and use of alcohol exist for a reason," Holmes said. "We like to assist the ABC when they need our help and obviously if we observe a violation or know about it we are going to take action."
It was just one of several Region 8 businesses found in violation of their permits.
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