Liquor Store Held Accountable for Selling Alcohol to Teen
On a Friday night in June, a 17-year-old driver collided head-on with Jane Doe, a pregnant, on-duty, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Officer.
It was like an explosion. She could not move her right arm or shoulder. She could not move her legs. Worst yet, she did not know if her baby was okay. The teenager was drunk, speeding, and criminally charged, and his car insurance immediately tendered their inadequate policy limits.
But for Pajcic & Pajcic, the case was not over. Pajcic investigators were able to identify the local liquor store the minor frequented. Store receipts and credit card records confirmed the illegal purchases. Confronted with this evidence, a part-time employee admitted that she had sold alcohol to him on fifteen occasions.
Shortly thereafter, the case against the liquor store was resolved for a confidential amount. But, more importantly, the officer’s baby was born healthy, and Jane is back at work protecting our community.