Clerk who sold booze to teens gets year behind bars

OMAHA, NE (AP) – A convenience store clerk has been given a year behind bars for selling alcohol consumed by a 17-year-old who later died when his speeding car crashed on the west end of Omaha.

Douglas County District Court records say 30-year-old Kevin Hart was sentenced Tuesday. He’d pleaded no contest to a felony charge of procuring alcohol for a minor that resulted in death.

Prosecutors say Hart sold the liquor last October to two teenagers who later sold it to George Gervase and another teen. Prosecutors say Hart knew the two were underage.

Gervase’s wrecked car and his body were found early the next day. His blood alcohol level tested out at nearly three times the legal limit.

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