Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bars in the news; Police issue tickets for alcohol violations

From the News-Gazette

Police issue tickets for alcohol violations

CHAMPAIGN – State police and the Champaign Police Department issued 24 citations over the past weekend as part of the Operation Campus Tap program.

State police Sgt. Bill Emery said police visited six bar locations and one street location in Champaign on Sept. 25-26.

Officers issued 20 citations for possession and purchase of alcohol by minors, one citation for possession of alcohol on pubic property, one citation for the sale or delivery of alcohol to a minor, one citation for resisting arrest and one citation for possession of marijuana.

Among the bars, the most citations were issued at Kam's, 618 E. Daniel St., with seven; followed by Murphy's Pub, 604 E. Green St., with six; Firehaus, 708 S. Sixth St., with five; Joe's Brewery, 706 S. Fifth St., with two and Legends, 522 E. Green St., with one.

Emery said there were no citations issued at a sixth bar, Tumble Inn, 302 S. Neil St.

The other three citations were issued on a street location in the campus area.

Here's your breakdown:

Kam's, 7
Murphy's Pub, 6
Firehaus, 5
Joe's Brewery, 2
Legends, 1

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