Ga. councilwoman serves mimosas at shop, arrested

By: COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP)
By: COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP)

A West Point councilwoman has been arrested after police say they spotted her serving mimosas at a bridal shop she owns in Columbus. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports Monday that 41-year-old Judy Wilkinson was handcuffed in front of about 25 customers around 2:30 p.m. Saturday during a showing at Formal Elegance.

A police officer pretended to be shopping for a tuxedo at the store and saw the drinks made of champagne and orange juice being served.

Police say she broke two city ordinances pertaining to possessing alcohol at a business location without a liquor license. A hearing on the charges was postponed until Tuesday after Wilkinson's attorney asked the city to supply a videotape of Wilkinson purchasing her business license at the Columbus Government Center.


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  • by Dave Location: Marianna on Nov 18, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    Liquor laws are among the most obscure & inconsistant of them all! Most are ridiculous.
  • by Leah Location: Panama City on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM
    I am so sure there is more to the story. She made someone mad and this was payback.
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