HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town has revoked a local bar’s liquor license in response to the death of a man found dead under a rolled over Jeep next to the business.
Hopkinton officials said Monday the owners of Boneyard Barbecue had not upheld regulations designed to prevent alcohol-related injuries.
Police say 48-year-old Derrick Payne Sr. was found dead Aug. 16.
Authorities say the bar’s co-owner, Patrick Kane, owned the Jeep and lied to police when they questioned him about the accident.
Detective John Forbes says a bar patron showed him a photo of Kane and Payne in the bar timestamped at 12:30 a.m. Payne’s autopsy placed his death between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.
Kane was charged with obstructing a police investigation.
Kane’s lawyer told him not to testify at the hearing.
(Copyright (c) 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)