KPD: 1 business cited Saturday for violating 11 PM curfew

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: The Knoxville Police Department confirmed Sunday evening that one business was cited on Saturday for violating Knox County’s 11 p.m. alcohol curfew.

That is the fifth business to be cited as part of the new ordinance. Four businesses were also cited on for violating the curfew Friday night.

You can read more about the earlier violations below.

EARLIER REPORT

The Knoxville Police Department confirmed Saturday afternoon that officers issued four citations on Friday night related to Knox County’s 11 p.m. alcohol curfew.

A spokesperson for the department said the citations were for violation of the new city ordinance pertaining to the curfew put in place by the county Board of Health.

On Tuesday, Knoxville City Council approved an ordinance that if businesses don’t comply with COVID-19 guidelines, they could lose their beer permits.

RELATED STORY: Knoxville bars, restaurants could lose beer license if they don’t follow curfew

KPD issued a response to the citations, saying “The Inspections Unit has worked to deliver an informational flier to bars and restaurants that outlines the ordinances and possible consequences of violations. They will continue to monitors bars and restaurants, and take the appropriate enforcement action if violations continue.”

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