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Carolina Beach Restaurant's Alcohol Permit Revoked

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The North Carolina ABC Commission recently revoked the alcohol permit for the Twisted Lime restaurant at 1006 South Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach. Charges were filed against the owner and an employee prompted by an auto accident in August.
The ABC Commission sent a letter to Vincenzo Doria, owner of Twisted Lime Inc. on November 26th. The letter states, "Your application for the following permit(s) at the above-mentioned location has been disapproved: Malt Beverage On Premise, Fortified Wine On Premise, Unfortified Wine On Premise, Mixed Beverages Restaurant."
The ABC letter states:
The reason(s) for disapproval are as follows:

1. A witness has stated that on August 6, 2013, an employee/manager, Corey Alison Carter, entered your establishment after consuming alcohol and directed employees to change a sign out front; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0212(a)(3))
2. After the employees changed the sign, Ms. Carter provided two of the three employees mixed beverages and malt beverages for no charge; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0232(b))
3. While serving the employees, Ms. Carter consumed alcohol; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0212(a)(3))
4. Both employees were under 21 years of age; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-302(a1)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-302(a1)(2), N.C.G.S. 18B-302(c)(2), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0233(a))
5. One of the employees, Bryce Michael Hensley, continued to drink with Ms. Carter after 2:30 a.m. and after the other employees left your establishment; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0202(a))
6. Mr. Hensley was later involved in a single vehicle accident and transported to a hospital with injuries;
7. At the hospital, Mr. Hensley underwent lab tests that had a positive result for alcohol with a percent of 0.17;
8. On August 31, 2013, an undercover NC ALE Special Agent entered your establishment;
9. He observed a person receive several shots of liquor without paying for them on more than one occasion; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0232(b))
10. He observed an intoxicated person interacting with you and Ms. Carter;
11. The intoxicated person was consuming a glass of wine and at one point poured the contents of another person’s margarita into her glass which already contained wine; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0206)
12. When informed that the person was intoxicated, you laughed; N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8)
13. When informed that the person was intoxicated, Ms. Carter laughed; N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8)
14. One of your employees named Jessica drank a strawberry margarita and then proceeded to clean the bar with a rag and threw away several empty beer bottles. She also went behind the bar and entered something into the computer. She entered the kitchen several times; (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0212(a)(3)
15. The intoxicated fell against a table which knocked several mixed beverages and malt beverages to the floor; and
16. Jessica assisted Ms. Carter with cleaning up the contents of the glasses and the broken glass. (N.C.G.S. 18B-901(c)(8), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(a)(1), N.C.G.S. 18B-1005(b) and 04 NCAC 02S .0212(a)(3)

The letter states, "Due to the rejection of your application, your temporary permit is revoked. You are instructed to surrender that permit to your Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent immediately. You may petition for a hearing if you wish to appeal this rejection. The petition must be filed within sixty days of the date of this letter. The petition must be in writing, verified (sworn to), and state facts tending to show that you are entitled to the ABC permits for which you applied."
Carter faces multiple charges related to serving underage people alcohol. Doria faces the charge of failing to "superintend in person or through a manager the business for which the permit is issued."
Court dates are set for January 2014.
According to a report from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, on August 6th, 2013 at 3:00am in the morning Bryce M. Hensley was driving a 1997 Volkswagen passenger car traveling north on US421. The vehicle ran off the roadway to the left, overcorrected and ran off the roadway to the left.
The vehicle then overturned several times and collided with a brick column, metal fence and a telephone cable guidewire. After impact the vehicle came to rest upside down. Hensly called his friend to come get him and when the friend arrived he called 911.
The report states, "Due to the severity of the driver's injuries I was unable to draw blood at the hospital because of immediate medical treatment. A search warrant will be issued for the hospital records."
The speed limit at the time was 55 mph. The estimated speed on the accident report states, "90" and the estimated impact speed is listed as, "70".
The report lists contributing circumstances as: 1) Alcohol use 2) Exceeded speed limit 3) Operated vehicle in erratic, reckless, careless, negligent or agressive manner.
The report states, "Yes - alcohol, impairment suspected (No test)."