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Peachtree Parkway BP gets 5-day suspension of alcohol sales

A south Forsyth gas station will be temporarily barred from selling alcohol after the second violation of Forsyth County’s alcohol ordinance in less than two years.

On Thursday, Forsyth County Commissioners voted unanimously to spend the alcohol license for BP Peachtree Parkway, at 3240 Peachtree Parkway, from this Monday through Friday due to an employee selling alcohol to an underage customer. 

“This is very serious,” said District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown. “I drive by your store every day, and we have enough accidents with underage residents without having alcohol incidents. I need some kind of assurance that this isn’t going to happen again.” 

Josh Scoggins, an attorney representing licensee Tejal Amin, said his client had been with the company in Forsyth County for more than 20 years and had put procedures in place, including scanning cards and having employees sign documents saying they will not violate the law. 

 “You’ve seen me up here many times for people who have alcohol violations, and he goes above and beyond probably better than most people I’ve seen,” Scoggins said before the decision. “With the evidence of all these mitigating factors and circumstances and all these corrective-action items, we would respectfully ask that you not suspend his license or if you do to mitigate that as much as you possibly can.”

Scoggins said he would put information detailing consequences for employees by the store’s time clock.