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Arizona March 2013 Hearing set for Doug's
A downtown bar that received a 10-day suspension from the state last fall has another hearing set for next week before the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.
California December 2013 Drunk decoy operation targets stores in Escondido, San Marcos
Five North County businesses in Escondido and San Marcos were caught selling alcohol to an undercover agent pretending to be a stumbling drunk on Friday, and warned not to do that again.
California December 2013 Testa Vineyards loses liquor license for a month
A local vineyard is losing its liquor license for a month following an incident in September that involved several reportedly very drunk people and a battery on a police officer.
Maryland December 2013 Hagerstown liquor store owner fined for allegedly serving alcohol to intoxicated man
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday fined a Hagerstown liquor store owner $1,500 for allegedly serving alcohol to an intoxicated man in October.
Massachusetts November 2012 State Commission Takes Aim at Drunk Driving
State Treasurer Steven Grossman and the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC), in conjunction with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) national Impaired Driving Crackdown, will focus enforcement efforts at bars throughout the commonwealth during the 2012 holiday season.
Massachusetts January 2014 Strip Club to Face Disciplinary Hearing for Alleged Liquor Law Violations
The Golden Banana will be appearing before the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission at some point to answer allegations of staff over-serving patrons of the Peabody strip club.
Michigan April 2014 B.O.B. liquor license suspended 3 days
The state liquor control commission on Friday suspended the liquor license of The B.O.B. for three days over the death of a customer last year.
National November 2012 Laws to Crack Down on Serving Intoxicated People in Bars Largely Ignored
Laws prohibiting bars and restaurants from serving intoxicated people can be an effective way to reduce alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and violence, but the provisions in most states are poorly drafted and rarely enforced, according to two experts on alcohol policy.
New Hampshire July 2013 Milford Restaurant Faces Penalties for Over-Serving Alcohol
Pasat Loft in Milford is facing a fine and short suspension from the NH Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement for over-serving a customer.
North Carolina November 2012 Horrific N.C. crash puts spotlight on dram shop laws
The verdict in a DUI crash underlines how bars, and in some cases hosts, can be held liable if they serve alcohol to clearly drunk people who later cause crashes.
Oklahoma November 2012 Afton liquor store clerk charged after crash kills drunken Fairland teenager
A liquor store clerk has been charged with selling alcohol to a minor who later died in a traffic accident.
Oklahoma June 2013 ABLE commission cracking down on liquor store sales, focusing on Tulsa's Cherry Street, homeless
State agents are cracking down on businesses along Tulsa's 15th street after receiving complaints of intoxicated people passing out in public places.
Pennsylvania April 2013 Towne House, American Legion Cited for Alleged Liquor Code Violations
Two bars in Nazareth have been cited by the Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Enforcement Office.
Texas November 2012 Woodlands bartender first task force arrest for overserving
A bartender at a popular restaurant on The Woodlands Waterway is the first person arrested by a specially created Driving While Intoxicated Task Force for overserving an intoxicated customer.
Texas December 2012 Police put undercover officers in bars, try to catch bartenders who assist drunk driving
In an effort to combat Montgomery County's shocking spike in drunk driving fatalities area police are making an effort to stop the problem at its source, placing undercover agents at popular bars to monitor over-serving.
Texas December 2012 TABC Cracking Down on DWIs this Holiday Season
He said TABC agents, both uniformed and undercover, routinely patrol bars looking first for customers who have had more adult beverages than they can handle, and second for bar employees who continue to serve those who have had too much to drink.
Texas March 2013 TABC wants Lustre Pearl's liquor license revoked
State agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are recommending that the liquor license for Lustre Pearl bar be revoked after a woman left the bar last year and crashed into Lady Bird Lake killing a passenger in her backseat.
Texas July 2013 Bar patron charged after woman convicted in intoxication manslaughter case
In a rare legal move, a bar patron is now being charged in connection with the woman who was driving drunk, slammed her vehicle into a car and killed two teens in Montgomery County.
Texas July 2013 TABC says Dallas club promoted "excessive consumption" the night Josh Brent drank there
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said Friday it has found "sufficient evidence" that a Northwest Dallas nightclub sold alcohol to "an intoxicated person" the December 2012 night Dallas Cowboys Josh Brent left the club and crashed his Mercedes, killing teammate and best friend Jerry Brown.
Texas November 2013 Special Report: Over Served
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission receives hundreds of complaints about businesses in Corpus Christi city each year. Selling alcohol to minors tops the list, but the second most common complaint involves over served customers.
Utah April 2014 Bar fined for serving client involved in fatal crash too much alcohol
The woman's blood alcohol level was 0.38 - nearly five times the legal limit of 0.08, according to a police affidavit. Investigators say other patrons at the bar noticed something was wrong, and the staff at the bar should have, too.
Utah April 2014 More than $20,000 in fines given to Utah bars, restaurants
The fines stem from violations like over-serving customers and selling alcohol to customers who are underage.
Wisconsin July 2013 Wis. PDs Want Bars to Follow No-Serve Lists
The Janesville Police Department has joined several other Wisconsin law enforcement agencies in asking local taverns and liquor stores not to serve people who are habitually intoxicated.

 

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