Last call could prove to be a hang-up this holiday season at Delaware bars and restaurants, and happy hour a little dour.
Alcohol enforcement agents are partnering with highway safety officials for a barroom blitz, conducting undercover operations to prevent bars and restaurants from serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons.
If agents see a drunk person being served alcohol, the server and the establishment could face criminal charges. The business also could face administrative penalties as well.
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Officials say the crackdown is aimed at reducing drunken driving and will run through mid-February.
Officials say that prior to the undercover operations, uniformed alcohol enforcement officers will provide prevention and awareness training for retail establishments about the laws regarding serving intoxicated patrons.