FM cracking down on bars over serving
Area servers and bartenders are required to go through training with a police officer before starting their job. The goal is to spot fake ID’s, and give people skills to recognize problems. “That customer. I gave him a ride home, he wanted to drive, he wouldn’t wait for a cab, fake id so I said, get in the car.” Bud Melo says it’s easy to over serve someone, to avoid it you have to pay close attention and deal with difficult situations.
“He was very upset that we cut him off and he threatened to wait outside and beat someone up because we wouldn’t serve him,” says Melo. He says some area bars are known for over serving, idreddit.com and that’s a problem when it leads to fights.
“There is a certain amount of responsibility that’s put on a server if they do over serve someone.” Says Sall. “Especially if it results in someone being injured or killed, there is right for civil action. That person or that person loved one can sue civilly, both the serve and the establishment.”
Sall holds training for servers once a week. She says the problem used to be drunk drivers and underage people getting served, but training has decreased both. Now they are tackling over serving. “It can and has killed people, fake id reddit so it’s really important to keep that in mind, even though there is a lot of money involved in the industry. That’s one thing that can make it more difficult is the allure of higher tips and more money,” says Sall.
Melo has gone through the training, and uses common sense, idemperor.com but says customers need to take some responsibility. “There are a lot of people who just look for fights, there are a lot of people who are hot heads and adding a little alcohol is just motivation for them,” he says.
The training is all part of the Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. That also includes random compliance checks and a program where DUI offenders must listen to victims of drunk driving crashes speak.