Bond is set at $100,000 for a man charged with selling alcohol to minors resulting in injury or death.
On October 11th, 29 year old Kevin Hart was working at a west Omaha Kwik Shop and is accused of selling malt liquor, vodka and rum to a 16 and 17 year old without asking for an ID. Those teens sold the alcohol to 17 year old George Gervase of Elkhorn who later crashed his vehicle and died. His blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit.
Chief Deputy Douglas County Attorney Brenda Beadle says it is taking time but people are realizing that alcohol in the hands of teens won’t be tolerated. She says, “With Project Extra Mile and the police department doing their stings, they are really trying to stay on top of it and we have seen much improvement in that area. I think certainly this will send a message that this will be taken seriously.”
The two teens that bought the alcohol face the same charges as Hart but their cases will be heard in juvenile court.