Six businesses licensed to sell alcohol in Harford County sold to an underage person during a compliance test last week.
Open Door Cafe in Bel Air, Madonna Seafood Restaurant, Beards Hill Plaza Liquors in Aberdeen, Carsin's Grill, Pat's Pizzeria – Edgewood and Mountain Branch Golf Course and Grille in Joppa sold alcohol to the 19-year-old liquor board employee, either accepting the valid Maryland vertical license or not asking for any proof of age.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board with the assistance of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, using grant money from the State Highway Administration Program for Highway Safety, conducted a compliance test Sept. 27.
Twenty-eight Harford County licensed retail alcohol locations were randomly tested by using personnel from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, an underage employee from the liquor board's undercover program and inspectors from the Harford County Liquor Control Board.
The compliance testing program is conducted during random times throughout the year to validate that alcohol licensed establishments are lawfully selling alcoholic beverages. The testing is performed at licensed establishments in Harford County which on this particular date included liquor stores, full-service restaurants and private clubs.
The locations that were tested and in compliance include Aberdeen 7-Eleven, Pleasantville Road 7-Eleven in Fallston, Edgewood 7-Eleven, Applebee's Aberdeen, Basta Pasta in Fallston, Jim's Bottleworks in Hickory, Chopstix in Rock Spring, Fallston Seafood Restaurant, Famous Dave's in Bel Air, Grumpy's in Aberdeen, La Tolteca –Bel Air, Liberatore's Restaurant in Be Air, Looney's Pub in Bel Air, MaGerks's Pub in Bel Air, My Three Sons, Pizza Hut – Forest Hill, Primavera Italian Restaurant, Savona in Bel Air, Sean Bolan's in Bel Air, Short Stop Beverage Barn in Havre de Grace, Twin Silos Restaurant in Jarrettsville and VFW 10146 – Darlington Dublin.