Chasers has been fined $1,200 on Tuesday after failing a police check in November, a charge that follows a record fine from last year when the local bar was charged $14,000 for serving 26 underage patrons.
Chasers, of 110 W. Washington St., will make monthly payments over one year, after the city’s liquor commission board unanimously voted to fine the bar in the November violation. Chasers is already making monthly payments from last year’s violation.
Chasers could also face the board again in a potential third charge for an incident in February of this year. The city alleges that Chasers was caught serving two underage patrons. City Attorney George Boyle would not considered this event in sanctions for the November incident because it had not been completely processed.
Attorney Robert Lenz, who will be representing owner Ron Nurceski, has asked the commission to consider lowering the fine, but so far the commission has not been persuaded.
Nurceski has taken steps to correct the situation as of now.
“One of our employees failed to check and I.D. and he was terminated,” Nurceski explained in defense of the incident.
Commissioner Jim Jordan says that in order to have credibility with other license holders, the board must be strict.