Local business owner, Jay Admin, wants to make a difference in his community. By posting a bi-lingual Alcohol-Free-Zone Project sign, he joined community efforts to decrease public consumption of alcohol at off-premise retail outlets, and is helping to warn and educate his customers about the law.
Admin said that two of his customers died in an accident on Bells Road as a result of drinking and driving. One of them was only 29 years old. “I have a commitment to my community,” he said. “I don’t want that to happen to anyone else.”
The SAFE Latino Coalition, is actively seeking partnerships with area off-premise retail establishments in Chesterfield County, Richmond and the surrounding areas. This program is funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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Photo: (L to R): CCPD Officer Oscar Ortega, Jay Admin, a local business owner, and Juan Santacoloma, Chesterfield County Public Affairs multicultural liaison and chairman of the SAFE Latino Coalition, post the first Alcohol-Free Zone sign on an establishment along Jefferson Davis Highway.