(Leitchfield, KY) – A total of six people were arrested at a Leitchfield restaurant after Leitchfield Police Chief Kevin Henderson coordinated a surprise investigation.
Chief Henderson said he has received multiple complaints about Pit Road Sports Grill, Hwy 54, who serves alcohol under the Limited 100 law, which passed in Leitchfield on March 23, 2011.
The Limited 100 guidelines are strict on how the alcohol can be served, and the restaurant must derived 70% of their overall income from food, seat 100 people, cannot charge a cover-charge for entrance, and cannot give alcohol away; among other guidelines.
Chief Henderson said he coordinated the response team a week prior with Kentucky State Police and ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) officers.
A total of 13 officers entered the restaurant on Friday, August 2, 2013, and began checking ID’s, according to Henderson.
Two people were charged for underage drinking.
A person who drove up to the restaurant to retrieve people inside was charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence).
Three others were charged with AI (Alcohol Intoxication).
Chief Henderson said the ABC continues their investigation at this time and he cannot release any information about their findings before the investigation is complete.
Pit Road Grill is owned by William Bruno. If Bruno is found in violation of the guidelines he could lose his alcohol license.
The Leitchfield Police Department is not in charge of enforcing or overseeing the Limited 100 guidelines in Leitchfield. The responsibility falls to the state agency, ABC.
Chief Henderson said he will continue to accept the complaints and work closely with the ABC on suspected violations.