This weekend could be a profitable, but challenging, weekend for bar and restaurant owners who sell alcohol. Revelers will be ringing in the New Year – many with drink in hand. Pete Lobdell, State Supervisor for Tobacco and Liquor Control, says servers must be aware some of those trying to get a drink will be too young or will have already had too much to drink. Lobdell says most of the time, most licensees are conscientious about who they serve. But Lobdell says just because he knows why it can happen, it doesn’t make it all right. He warns liquor license owners they face several consequences if they serve a minor or someone already drunk. Those consequences include revocation of their license, criminal charges, and a civil lawsuit.
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