AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) says its agents will be on patrol throughout the long July 4th weekend conducting spot checks for common alcohol-related violations.
TABC says that major holidays often result in busy crowds at bars, restaurants and clubs, increasing the risk of alcohol-related violations.
The most frequent violations include sales of alcohol to minors as well as alcohol sales to intoxicated persons, says TABC. Both violations can result in fines for a liquor license suspension for the business and misdemeanor criminal charges for the employee conducting the sale.
TABC is encouraging Texas businesses to have a plan in place to verify customers’ age and ensure staff members are empowered to decline a sale if a customer is showing signs of intoxication.
Information on best practices, as well as other resources for retailers, are available on the TABC website.