State of Intoxication blog
Posted by KYLE HOPKINS on December 10, 2013
A Spenard liquor store must stop selling alcohol for one week as punishment for selling to an underage buyer, state regulators decided Wednesday.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted 3-2 to fine In & Out Wine $500 and yank its liquor license for seven days, with 38 days suspended. The owner of the Spenard business, formerly known as In & Out Liquor, illegally sold a six-pack of Budweiser to a 19-year-old this year.
The board met in Anchorage to consider recent liquor law violations, license applications and other business. The charge against In & Out came March 1 during one of the state control board's undercover stings. A young man with a military ID walked into the small shop at 1100 W. Benson Blvd., paid for the beer with a $10 bill and walked out, according to an ABC Board investigator's written statement.
Posted on December 6, 2013
An “anticraving” drug designed to reduce an alcoholic’s urge to drink. Ten-minute bursts of organized exercise to help kids re-focus on school work. A computer simulation that shows what it’s like to argue with a struggling spouse home from war.
Posted on December 4, 2013
A public outraged by drunken driving deaths and Legislators looking for ways to toughen local laws. Sound familiar? This time it was Washington lawmakers brainstorming new DUI rules. Here's their list of 11 ideas, ranked from best to worst.
Posted on November 1, 2013
Alaska has the third-highest alcohol taxes in the country, according to the calculations of the personal finance nerds at www.nerdwallet.com. A new Canadian study, meantime, found that higher prices on the cheapest booze can reduce alcohol-related hospital visits.
Posted on October 31, 2013
Not only is Alaska's suicide rate far higher than the national average, Alaskans are more likely to have been drinking before they kill themselves.