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Thirsty Fox fined $1,000 for liquor violation

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – The liquor licensee at the Thirsty Fox Pub in St. Charles will have to pay $1,000 after two underage drinkers were served there last month, city officials announced Tuesday in a news release.

The St. Charles Liquor Commission announced the decision Tuesday following a hearing last week in which the owners pleaded guilty to the liquor violation, which occurred Oct. 18.

During the hearing last week, owners Samantha and Edward Stone said they were both busy that evening and neither realized that the person at the door responsible for checking IDs had left the post for a few minutes.

As a result, two people younger than age 21 ended up being served alcohol that evening. Stone told commissioners last week that they often rely on the person at the door to check IDs during the weekends because it can get too busy for the bartenders to check everyone’s identification.

“The penalty supports the city’s desire to promote a safe environment for all in downtown St. Charles,” said Mayor Ray Rogina in the news release.

The Thirsty Fox owners are responsible for paying $500 in fines and $500 in legal costs.

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