20Sep 2018

Iowa Preparing to Track "Last Drink"

In the state of Iowa will be a new program which will be to create a 
database of establishments that those charged with a DUI took their drink
. The idea will be to make restaurants and bars think twice about 
serving patrons who appear to be intoxicated.

The program will supposedly help identify establishments that routinely 
look the other way when a clearly inebriated individual is ordering 
another round. The data will ostensibly be used to notify places of 
business that they should improve the ability of their bartenders and 
waitstaff to identify already drunk people and cut them off.

Of course, the hospitality industry is against this as they are 
concerned that the data will ultimately be used in lawsuits against them 
or in penalties and fines. The industry argues that it is up to the 
individual to be responsible for their alcohol consumption and not a 
business' responsibility to be a baby sitter. If you live in Burlington, 
Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the 
State of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any 
crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.