ĎCars & Barsí program cracks down on bars and employees
Woodlands bartender Chelsea Wilburn found herself in not water when she was arrested over the weekend for over-serving a customer at the Baker Street Pub & Grille. That customer was later was heard yelling racial slurs and stumbling around.
The criminal case is part of Montgomery County's new undercover Cars and Bars Task Force, which was formed earlier this year to stop intoxication manslaughter throughout the county. The Montgomery County fatality rate is double the Harris County rate.
Under the program bars are being chosen at random throughout the holidays. Bartenders are expected to be aware of the signs of intoxication.
“We look for eyes. Are they getting glossy, glazed, if they’re swaying when they walk, speech is slurred,” Little Woodrow’s bartender Rachel Chapman told FOX.
Lt. Ryan Decuire of the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission told FOX Wilburn should have noticed what was going on.
“The definition by the law of the Texas Penal Code is not having the normal use of mental faculties,” Decuire said.
Wilburn's arrest is only the 8th criminal case filed since 2007 for over-serving.