Treanor report expected to be complete by February

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage and Regulation Administration will submit its investigative report on the Adams Mill Bar and Grill – the bar where 19-year-old student Laura Treanor drank the night she died of alcohol poisoning – to its board sometime in the first two weeks of February, the agency’s director said Wednesday.

The board will see the report from the investigation – which is still ongoing – at ABRA’s weekly board meeting either Feb. 3 or Feb. 10, Director Frederick Moosally said.

The investigation into the bar began more than three months ago on Oct. 7, when ABRA received a Metropolitan Police report about the incident – more than eight months after Treanor’s death.

The bar has been investigated by ABRA on multiple occasions over the past several years, and was fined $12,000 and ordered to serve a consecutive 10-day suspension in January of 2009 after ABRA investigators observed bartenders serving overly intoxicated patrons, according to documents obtained by The Hatchet through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Moosally declined to comment on the current investigation and report, which he said is “going through the process,” and won’t be made public until it goes to the board.

“The board will decide what to do with that report,” Moosally said. “They could decide to schedule an informational public fact-finding hearing, they could decide to take further enforcement action, or they could decide to take no further action.”

If the board rules to take further enforcement action, the matter will go before the Office of the Attorney General, he said.

Moosally said that while reports typically take about 90 days to complete, the time varies based on the complexity of the report and how easy it is to get information.

The owner of the bar was ordered to sell the bar as part of a package deal to save its liquor license after he incurred multiple violations, documents show. An employee answering the phone at the bar declined to comment on the transaction, referring all questions to the “corporate office.”

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