MARYSVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — A convenience store in Marysville had its liquor license revoked after an investigation into a DUI crash involving minors.
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said they were alerted to a single-vehicle crash in Browns Valley on Sept. 19, 2020, by the California Highway Patrol. The people in the car were between 16 and 19 years old.
According to ABC, the driver and one passenger had minor injures, but another passenger suffered major injuries.
After launching their investigation, they “determined the minors purchased alcohol at Super Star Market prior to the crash.”
“Those minors were actually found even on surveillance footage purchasing alcohol from that location,” said Melanie Perry, the supervising agent in charge with ABC.
Perry added that there was another incident in April where the store sold liquor to a minor.
“We are out there trying to protect the public. Making sure licensees are aware that we are going to hold them accountable for selling alcohol to minors and for any other violations for that matter,” Perry said.
ABC said the store was also selling illegal drug paraphernalia and allegedly received alcohol and cigarettes that may have been stolen.
The owner now has 180 days to transfer the liquor license to a new owner.