Embattled Westport car dealership F&R Auto had its license to sell vehicles in 2017 unanimously rejected by the town's Board of Selectmen on Wednesday.

Select Board Chairman R. Michael Sullivan cited a list of 113 consumer complaints submitted to the State Attorney General's office in denying the license, advising the dealership to come up with a "quantitative and qualitative" business plan, which would allow the dealership to reapply for a short-term, provisional license at the Board's January 9 meeting. The current license expires on January 1.

Owner Francis Correiro has vowed to fight the decision and stated his dealership's new "customer-first" approach under new business manager Nelson Martinez has helped them overcome bad press associated with a January 2015 viral video, in which dealership employees berated a pizza delivery driver.



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