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Michigan Liquor Control Commission Suspends Oakland County Gas Station's Liquor License for 102 Days

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May 18, 2018 - At a Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) hearing this week in Lansing, commissioners ordered a 102-day suspension of the liquor license and permits held by Auto City Service Inc – doing business as Kensington BP – located at 60999 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, MI.

Under state law, the MLCC is required to suspend or revoke the liquor license if a licensee is found liable for three or more violations of MCL 436.1801(2) – sales of alcohol to minors and sales of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons – on different occasions within a 24-month period.

These three violations occurred on November 30, 2016, September 18, 2017, and December 19, 2017. The minors who were sold alcoholic beverages – a 6-pack of cider, a 12-pack of beer, and a 6-pack of beer – were 17 and 19 years old. Identification was not requested in any of the three incidents.

At the hearing on May 15, 2018 – after reviewing the record and the MLCC file, and hearing arguments from the license holder – the Commission ordered a 102-day suspension of the licensee’s liquor license, beginning Friday, May 25, 2018 through Monday, September 3, 2018 with the license returning to the licensee on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

"It is imperative that our licensees not sell to minors and in circumstances like this – where the licensee breaks the law three times in less than thirteen months – the Commission has a legal responsibility to suspend the liquor license,” said MLCC Chairman Andy Deloney. "It is our job to make sure that the health, safety, and welfare of the public is protected and after reviewing the file and considering the entirety of the record, the Commission felt that this suspension was appropriate."

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