Ken Galinger recently wrote a column where he admits that “bartenders that overserves” alcohol are legally and ethically responisble to stop serving when the customer has too much alcohol, “and overserving is negligence”. But Galinger passes the buck to the drunken customer who doesn’t just say no when the bartender pushes another round and or more for the road. Intoxicated people cannot make good judgements, that’s why they are called “impaired”. The bartender knows how many drinks were sold, knows the symptoms of alcohol overdose. Bartenders cite and abet overdrinking should be fired, and liquor licenses should be suspended.
Doris Aiken, RID President