Police probe alcohol sale allegations

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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Police are investigating a Port Hedland taxi driver and a local liquor outlet for allegedly serving alcohol to intoxicated people.

Senior Sergeant Dean Snashall warned taxi companies and drivers to be more aware of liquor laws.

“It is important for taxi companies, and drivers for that matter, to be aware that they are potentially committing an offence,” he said.

“If they take intoxicated persons through drive-through bottle shops to purchase alcohol, regardless of whether they handle the money or purchase the alcohol on behalf of their customers, they could potentially be committing an offence of aiding a drunk person to obtain liquor.”

The penalties can be up to $10,000 for the licensee and manager, up to $4000 for the shop employee and up to $2000 for any other person.

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