Consider the following scenario: A group of friends go to the bar to celebrate a birthday. They’re all having a good time, enjoying each other’s’ company, and end up drinking a little too much. They leave the bar, get into a car, and head home for the night. On the drive home, they get into an accident and injure the other driver.
Obviously, the drunk driver can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and legally punished. But what about the bartenders who served the group? What responsibility, if any, do they have? If a bartender over serves a patron who later harms himself or another person, should the bartender be held accountable for not cutting them off or giving them a breathalyzer?Read More