Date registered: Jul 2005
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Taking care of business here in N.C.
At the local pub tonight, I was told about a "State visitation" that occurred just last night.
Around closing time a young lady came into the bar, loosely accompanied by two older men. She made her way to the bar, and asked to purchase a pack of Marlboros.
The barkeep asked for ID, and seeing that her driver's license indicated that she was 2 months older than 18years, sold her the cigs.
One of the older men immediately came to the bar, and began writing the barkeep a summons. Apparently, the young lady presented false ID. I can't imagine where she got the bogus license.... maybe it was "state sponsored".
The young lady was seen by the proprietor, running back to her car with a jacket over her head, as the bartender was being reprimanded for his obvious lack of respect for the law.
I was intrigued when the barkeep told me how the officer advised him to just plead guilty, and accept the fine in order to avoid large court costs and further scrutiny.
On a happy note, though, the transaction was allowed to go to completion, and about $1.75 in taxes was collected for the state.