New Law Will Cut Cost Of Ride Home From Bar, But Not In Time For New Year’s Eve

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — This time of year, many bartenders say they’re used to seeing people reflecting with a bit too much to drink and not enough dough to pay for a ride home.  But lawmakers say they have an easy fix with a new law that goes into effect on New Year’s Day.

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Demerit point system proposed to track alcohol license holders' performance

RACINE — People licensed to sell alcohol in Racine could become subject to a demerit point system that monitors compliance with local rules and state laws.
The system was first proposed by City Attorney Scott Letteney in July and revisited this month by Racine’s Committee of the Whole. 

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74 gift boxes, 74 lives lost: Minnesota State Patrol raises awareness of DWI dangers

The Minnesota State Patrol is shedding light on the consequences of driving under the influence this holiday season.

At Thursday's awareness campaign event at Crossroads Center, State Patrol officers offered mall shoppers the chance to don fatal vision goggles (colloquially known as "beer goggles") and experience a breathalyzer test.

State: Cambridge liquor license situation ‘unfortunate;’ investigation ongoing

Cambridge’s liquor licensing practices have been confusing and frustrating for a number of business owners, but it’s still unclear whether the city broke state liquor laws, according to the state Treasurer’s Office, which is currently figuring out whether it even has the authority to investigate the matter.

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‘Food is food’ - Alcohol Control Commission recommends food truck sales count

The Alcohol Control Commission is recommending that food truck sales count toward the 50/50 ratio required to serve mixed drinks.

Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission is recommending the city count sales from food trucks toward the 50/50 food-to-drink ratio required if an establishment sells liquor or mixed drinks.

Grand jury finds criminal evidence in Florida State fraternity death

TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County grand jury found sufficient evidence to support criminal charges in the death of Florida State University fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey.
But the panel said the investigation is not complete and more evidence has yet to be obtained and reviewed. No charges have yet been filed.

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