Acapulco's in Norwood Receives Light Punishment

March 26, 2012
By Fogelman & Fogelman on March 26, 2012 10:50 PM |

The Norwood Selectmen voted 3-1 to give Acapulco's a one-day license suspension, stayed for six months. If there are no other incidents at Acapulco's in the six months ahead, the restaurant will not have to serve the suspension and the violation will be removed from its record.

According to police reports, a female customer entered the Route 1 restaurant on Dec. 13, 2011 between 4 and 5 p.m. Police said she had been drinking prior to her arrival. At the restaurant she purchased 4 four-ounce servings of wine. She only drank three glasses before showing signs of intoxication, including falling out of a barstool and stumbling as she attempted to leave the restaurant, police said. She was brought back into the restaurant and served coffee and ginger ale, while her friend called the police.

Witnesses, including restaurant employees and the friend, said the woman showed no outward signs of intoxication until after she started on her fourth glass of wine. Staff at Acapulco's said they did not know they were serving an intoxicated customer.

There has only been one incident in Acapulco's ten-year history in Norwood, the serving of alcohol to a minor in 2005.