ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–A committee of the board of aldermen watched with interest, as Alderman Scott Ogilvie held up a jello shot for all to see.
“This is the kind of thing that’s being sold right on the counter of many gas stations now,” Ogilvie said, “This is a pre-packaged jello shot.”
Ogilvie convinced the Public Safety committee to pass his bill that would allow gas stations to sell nothing stiffer than beer — no more jello-shots, airline whiskey bottles or small containers of booze.
Ogilvie argued that patrons are being tempted to drink and drive, minors are getting exposed to a culture of drinking all within reach, and the drinkers are trashing the city with empties.
A similar plan passed out of committee last year, but failed to pass the full board. Ogilvie is hoping this time the bill will become law.