Kelseys in Huntsville may lose liquor licence after allegation patron was overserved

Kelseys Original Roadhouse in Huntsville is facing a licence suspension.

In a Feb. 14 press release, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it gave notice of a 60-day liquor sales licence suspension, as it has “reason to believe” the establishment may have committed several violations of the Liquor Licence and Control Act about 15 months ago, on Nov. 4, 2022.

“The customer was served and consumed 18 shots of liquor over approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. During that period, the customer showed increasing signs of intoxication, yet staff continued serving alcohol to the customer until closing time,” the AGCO alleges. “The customer left the establishment after the last call and drove away in a vehicle. Within minutes, the customer was involved in a major single-vehicle accident and tragically died due to their injuries.”

Kelseys Original Roadhouse can appeal the proposal within 15 days from the notice date, according to the AGCO website.

Staff at Kelseys didn't comment.

Recipe Unlimited, Kelseys' parent company, didn't provide a comment by press time.

For more information, read the press release on the AGCO website.

Julian Orlando Chaves, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Huntsville Forester