Westport liquor store employee charged after selling alcohol to minors
Updated 4:36 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
WESTPORT — Three people face charges after police said a liquor store employee did not ask two teens for identification when they purchased beer from her register.
On Thursday, Oct. 12, police Chief Foti Koskinas was driving by the International Wine Shop at 732 Post Road East around 4 p.m. He said he observed two young females — which he estimated to be under the age of 21 — holding cases of beer. He saw the females walk to a vehicle nearby and put the beer in the trunk.
Police stopped the females a short distance away. The two teens admitted to purchasing the beer and said they had not been asked for identification, police said. The two were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and police notified their parents.
Then officers went to International Wine Shop to speak to the cashier that the teens described. Police said Wen Chen, 35, of Sandy Hook, admitted she sold the teens the beer without asking for identification. She was charged with sale of alcohol to a minor, police said. She was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 19.