On Thursday, June 9, the New Windsor Police Department conducted an underage alcohol sale enforcement detail at 23 businesses in town that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
The following businesses and associated employees did sell alcoholic beverages to an underage person during this detail:
QuickChek – 170 Windsor Hwy. – Fabrizio A. Rimac, 18, of Newburgh
Preet Liquors – 1035 Little Britain Road – . Teresita P. Garcia, 70, of New Windsor
Citgo Food Mart – 1069 Little Britain Road – Lalith S. Udamadura, 56 years old of New Windsor
Wine O’Clock Liquor Store – 436 Blooming Grove Tpk. – Ms. Sanghee Sayed, 64, of Newburgh
Each employee was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (Penal Law 260.20-2) – a class A-Misdemeanor. All four employees were processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear back in Town court on 6/28/2022.
The Police Department will also send a written violation notice to the New York State Liquor Authority for each business involved. The businesses will then face a hearing with the New York State Liquor Authority for the violations and a severe penalty can be imposed upon the businesses themselves.
“The sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor is one of the most serious violations of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law. It should be known that in the weeks prior to conducting this detail, we first visited each of these 23 locations to discuss the seriousness of underage alcohol sales and we warned them that we would be planning enforcement details in the upcoming weeks,” Police Chief Robert Doss commented, “These four businesses clearly did not heed our warnings. I can ensure the community that further enforcement efforts will take place in the very near future.”