A bar in Clifton in Queensland is facing fines of up to $10,000 under the Liquor Licensing Act after allegedly providing an underage boy with alcohol.
Police received tip-offs that the Clifton establishment was supplying alcohol to minors and increased their inspections of licensed premises in the town.
According to the police’s Senior Constable Tyson Morris, police stepped up their walk-throughs and on a Saturday discovered a 16 year old boy drinking freely at the bar of a licensed venue. Police say the boy was “intoxicated”.
The boy was taken into police custody and dropped off at his parent’s home. He is expected to be dealt with under the Juvenile Justice Act, but Sen-Constable Morris said the venue would face much harsher consequences.
Under Responsible Service of Alcohol laws not only can the licensee face hefty punishment but the person who served the alcohol to the minor is also liable. That is why it is mandatory that anyone who serves or sells alcohol complete RSA training – learn more here.