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Clarkston gas station busted selling alcohol to underage customers

Dandy Oil gas station in Clarkston has liquor license suspended

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CLARKSTON, Mich. – A Clarkston gas station had its liquor license suspended after a hearing Thursday with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. 

Dandy Oil, located in the Citgo on Sashabaw Road, has violated the Michigan Liquor Control Code three times in 2016, bringing its total violations to 12 since it received its liquor license in October 1989. 

Here are the violations:

  • On April 21, 2016, the licensee sold alcoholic liquor (24oz can of Labatt’s Blue Light) to a minor. The sales clerk did ask the underage purchaser for her ID. The designation “Under 21” appeared above the underage purchaser’s photo in red type on the vertical State of Michigan Operator’s License. The sales clerk completed the transaction.
  • On August 2, 2016, the licensee sold alcoholic liquor (23.5oz can of Mike’s Hard Black Cherry Lemonade) to a minor. The clerk asked for the decoy’s identification and the decoy responded that they did not have it and the clerk completed the transaction.
  • On December 13, 2016, the licensee sold alcoholic liquor (a can of Mike’s Hard Black Cherry Lemonade) to a minor. The clerk did not ask the decoy for identification.

The hearing reviewed the three violations and found that a 15-day suspension was warranted, starting on Sept. 29.

“The Commission is required by law to hold these hearings in order to provide an additional penalty to the licensee and, more importantly, to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public,” said MLCC Chairman Andy Deloney. “With the testimony heard – and the exhibits presented – on the record at the hearing, the Commission felt this was a just and appropriate penalty."