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Emails Reveal Concern Over ABC Incident

A high-ranking Alcoholic Beverage Control official expressed concern over the arrest of a University of Virginia student. In newly released emails ABC Commissioner Sandra Canada called the incident “lawsuit material.” Emails obtained through an open-records request show Canada questioned the agency’s response on April 11. It was then that a half-dozen ABC agents confronted 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly after she bought sparkling water, cookie dough and ice cream at Harris Teeter. The agents suspected Daly had bought beer. Daly said she panicked because the agents weren’t in uniform and one pulled a gun, so she fled. She was charged with felonies and spent the night in jail. The charges were dropped. Virginia State Police have agreed to review the incident.