Menlo Park clerks arrested on suspicion of selling alcohol to minors

MENLO PARK, CA – Police and California Alcohol Control agents arrested two clerks for selling liquor to minors in a petty hoax in Menlo Park on Friday.

Police said the arrests were the result of a petty hoax in which minors under the supervision of department agents attempted to purchase alcohol from 11 retail licensors in the city.

The two employees who sold the minor face a fine of at least $250 and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for the first violation, according to police.

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In addition, the Alcoholic Beverage Agency will pursue administrative proceedings against the liquor licensing of a company where alcohol has been sold to a minor. This may include a fine, license suspension, or permanent license revocation.

The Alcoholic Beverage Agency conducts statewide compliance checks to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Police said statistics showed that young adults under the age of 21 had a higher death rate while drunk driving than the general adult population.

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