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4 Utah bars cited for selling to intoxicated customers

Published March 26, 2014 5:04 pm

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Four Utah bars and taverns paid more than $20,000 in fines last month for selling alcohol to intoxicated customers, according to monthly data released Tuesday from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The Star Saloon Tavern, 15 E. Center St., Pleasant Grove, paid $13,020, and Lindzee O'Michaels Mixologist, 825 Main, Park City, paid $5,000 after employees were cited for "sale to intoxicated persons."

The Star Saloon also had its liquor licenses temporarily suspended for 10 days, the documents show. During the same visit, the tavern also was fined $1,500 for failure to use a scanning device and $1,100 for selling alcohol to a minor.

Also cited for selling to intoxicated persons were Mi Tenampa, 460 W. 12th St., Ogden; and The Fox Hole, 7078 S. Redwood Road, in West Jordan. Mi Tenampa paid a $2,000 fine and had a 10-day license suspension. The Fox Hole had its license suspended for 10 days and paid no fine.

Also during February, nine other restaurants were cited for selling alcohol to minors.

Four of the restaurants paid $1,000 fines including: Avenues Proper and Publik House, Bucca di Beppo, Skewered Thai, all in Salt Lake City; and Beehive Grill, Logan.

The remaining five restaurants were given 5-day license suspensions including: Fuji Sushi, Centerville; Jim's Family Restaurant, Riverton; La Puente, Centerville; Burrito Grande, Roy; and University Broiler & Grill, Ogden.

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