Beer Store calls police after refusing service to e-bike rider

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 43-year-old Orangeville man with refusing to provide a sample of his breath after police were contacted by a staff member of The Beer Store who refused to serve him Monday night.

On Monday, June 24, 2019, at approximately 9:25 p.m., police received a call from an employee of The Beer Store, located at 270 Broadway, to report a possible intoxicated patron. Police learned that a male had attended The Beer Store but was refused service as the staff member felt the male showed signs of intoxication. The man left the store and was observed attempting to have other people purchase alcohol for him. Police attended the area and observed the male operating an e-bike.

As a result of the investigation, Sheldon Morgan Rice, 43, of Orangeville, was arrested and charged with Fail/Refuse to Comply with a Breath Demand. The accused man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on July 9, 2019, to answer to the allegations.

Posted on June 27, 2019