Agents plan to conduct undercover operations during the holiday season and into the Super Bowl period to prevent bars and restaurants from serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons.
While the situation has improved over the years, too many visibly intoxicated people are known to get into their vehicles and drive to another destination.
During this operation, if agents view an intoxicated patron being served alcohol, the server, and the establishment may be charged.
The establishment may face administrative penalties as well. The crackdown will run mid-December through mid- February. A special emphasis will be placed on “Happy Hour” enforcement.