The city has cited Killough LLC, doing business as , for its role in the events that ended with one of its patrons being charged with driving under the influence after a crash in the downtown area.
The St. Charles Liquor Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. March 4 to consider the citations issued against the tavern.
The hearing notice states that the hearing will be held “to determine whether the St. Charles Local Liquor Control Commissioner, pursuant to his authority, shall revoke or suspend the local liquor license issued to you or impose a fine upon you, or both, by reason of the Complaint Of Violation filed by the Chief of Police, James Lamkin, a copy of which is attached.”
In an email, Mayor Donald DeWitte said the notice and summons were delivered Thursday morning to The Beehive.
Specifically, the documents state that from about 11 p.m. on Jan. 31 through 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 1, The Beehive permitted an intoxicated person to loiter there and that the establishment served or delivered alcoholic beverage to an intoxicated person, both in violation of the city’s liquor ordinances as they pertain to the establishment’s Class B3 liquor license.
Those two accusations relate to the incident involving a patron who left The Beehive early on Feb. 1 and shortly afterward drove her vehicle into the back of a parked car on the 100 block of South 3rd Street. Kathryn Dale Doepke, 22, of the 100 block of South 3rd Street, subsequently was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, and improper lane use.
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But the citation against The Beehive also points to a second incident, at 12:20 a.m. Feb. 2 in which the tavern is accused of selling alcoholic liquor from the licensed premises, in violation of the limitations of its Class B3 liquor license, as set forth in Chapter 5.08, Sections 5.08.090 and 5.08.040 of the City of St. Charles Municipal Code.
Police said Friday that the second complaint is related to an incident at 12:20 a.m. Feb. 2 in which an officer on foot patrol met a man in the 00-99 block of North 3rd Street with a 24-ounce bottle of Miller beer. The individual was issued a warning for possessing alcohol in a public place. He told police he had walked out the front door of The Beehive and that no one said anything. The city’s iquor ordinance allows consumption of alcohol on the premises only.
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