Guilt faces possible sanctions for over-serving customers - and trying to keep a Boston Police detective from investigating one drunken woman while writing the club a sanction for two other inebriated customers.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take against the Tremont Street club for twin incidents on Dec. 4.
At a hearing yesterday, a Boston Police detective told the board he arrived at the club around 1:15 a.m. to find a drunken man walking away from the club while carrying a passed-out woman on his shoulders. After investigating that, he went into Guilt to issue them a citation for over-serving patrons.
He said that as he was writing out the citation, he noticed another apparently drunk woman proving unable to get up some stairs. He said when bar workers noticed him looking at her, some hustled over to get her up the stairs and away from them. When he took out a camera to video the woman, he said, two bouncers put their hands in front of his camera to keep him from capturing her on video.
A Guilt manager told the board the bouncers have been fired and that the staff has been retrained to not interfere with police.
The detective added that the initial two drunk patrons were way past tipsy: "These people were annihilated."
The licensing board will also consider possible sanctions against Whiskey Priest on Northern Avenue for letting a woman under 21 sip a vodka and soda at the bar, at least until two BPD detectives on a routine inspection asked her for ID. A Whiskey Priest manager told the board the doorman who let the woman in without checking ID had been fired. He said the doorman failed to check her ID because she was a regular.
Also possibly in trouble tomorrow: Felt on Washington Street, for an incident in which the current girlfriend of a waitress's ex-boyfriend either poured or spilled a drink on the waitress's head. A club manager said the woman claimed it was an accident, which they said is not uncommon, and that the waitress returned to work. After leaving for the night, however, the waitress sought out police.