In a special operation last night by Franklin Police, Flex Unit Officers used an under-21 informant to check 12 locations to ensure that Franklin businesses are doing their part to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. Of 12 businesses checked, four sold to a minor:
(1) Daily’s at 222 Highway 96 West
(2) Exxon at 449 Cool Springs Boulevard
(3) Holiday Wine and Spirits at 112 N. Royal Oaks Boulevard
(4) Mapco located at 1501 Murfreesboro Road
The Daily’s and Exxon have been identified as repeat offenders, cited for selling to minors on 08/22/2014. If convicted, all of the employees charged face a fine and up to 11 months and 29 days in jail. The business owners now face civil fines and penalties by the City of Franklin.
Businesses who sell or serve alcohol have an obligation to be sure that the customers they are serving are 21 or older. Chief Deborah Faulkner said, “We want to be sure that those who sell or serve alcohol are taking their responsibility to keep it out of the hands of minors as seriously as we do.” Integrity checks by police, like last night’s, will continue.
Anyone with information about the underage sale or use of alcohol can submit a tip by visiting FranklinPDnews.com and clicking Submit an Anonymous Tip.
Franklin Police are putting extra officers on the street tonight with one goal:
detecting and arresting impaired drivers.
You drink, you drive, you lose
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