SLC Man Files Suit Challenging Liquor Laws

SLC Man Files Suit Challenging Liquor Laws

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City man has filed a lawsuit after a clerk refused to sell him liquor because his friend had no identification.

The man, who identifies himself as A. McReynolds filed the suit yesterday challenging the practice by clerks at state-controlled liquor stores.

McReynolds said he produced I.D. on February 7th at a Salt Lake City store that proved he was over 21. However, the clerk refused to sell him a bottle of liquor because a friend with him had no identification.

According to the suit, the friend, who also was of legal age, pointed out that he was not the one buying the alcohol, but the clerk would not make the sale.

McReynolds say the refusal of sell was a violation of his right to due process.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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