On Tuesday, June 22, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol contacted the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division after a single-vehicle collision in Alexander County. The driver and passenger were both underage and had consumed alcoholic beverages prior to the crash.Through the course of the ALE investigation, special agents determined the underage passenger purchased malt beverages from All American Raceway on Millersville Road in Taylorsville. The clerk, 33-year old Elizabeth Rose Bushatz of Taylorsville, was charged with selling malt beverages to an underage person.
Special agents will submit a report to the ABC Commission documenting the investigative findings. The ABC Commission may choose to sanction All American Raceway through fines, or suspension or revocation of a business’ ABC permits.
ALE’s 108 specially trained agents have the authority to arrest and take investigatory action throughout North Carolina. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of Alcoholic Beverage Control, tobacco, state lottery and gambling laws.
2018 Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office