(CANTON) – On May 18, agents with the
Ohio Investigative Unit criminally charged a bartender after conducting a
trace-back investigation following a fatal crash earlier this year.
charged Michael Carter, 39, of New Philadelphia, with selling and/or furnishing
beer to an intoxicated person. In February, administrative charges were filed
against RR Investments Now, LLC, also known as JNG Grill, 114 Front Avenue SW,
for furnishing beer or intoxicating liquor to an intoxicated person and also
for sale of beer or intoxicating liquor to an
trace-back began after the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle
fatal crash on January 20, in Tuscarawas County involving Amanda Milburn, 38,
of Gnadenhutten. Agents determined Milburn had been drinking alcohol at the JNG
is scheduled to be arraigned in New Philadelphia Municipal Court on May 25. If
convicted, Carter could face up to 60 days in jail and a maximum $500 fine. The
administrative case will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission at
a later date. Possible administrative penalties include fines, suspensions or
revocation of the liquor permit.
routinely conduct trace-back investigations after alcohol-related crashes. A
trace-back investigation traces the source of alcohol, whether it is sold or
provided to an underage or an already intoxicated individual, following a
serious injury or fatal crash, or an alcohol-related incident.
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