BYOB Restaurant Attracts Police Attention


SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Police are lobbying for change to P.E.I.’s Liquor Control Act after discovering that a P.E.I., restaurant allowed diners to bring their own beer and wine, reports CBC News.

“They thought they were providing a good service for their customers,” Sinclair Walker, the deputy chief who visited the restaurant, is quoted as saying by CBC News.

Police informed the establishment’s owner that the BYOB practice was encouraging illegal activity, as it’s illegal for customers to bring alcohol into any establishment on the Island. A surprise visit by the police a few days later found no alcohol.

Meanwhile, according to current legislation, only the customer can be charged. Walker insists the restaurant should be held liable and wants changes made to the act, while the Liquor Control Commission says changing legislation is not a priority.

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