Friday, March 24, 2006

Drinking While Intoxicated By William?Saletan

Wha whaaaa?

Texas is busting people for "public intoxication" in bars. Undercover agents have "infiltrated" 36 bars and arrested 30 drinkers. Explanations from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission:

1) We're doing it to stop drinkers before they get in a car.

2) Even if they're not going to get in a car, maybe they'll "walk out into traffic and get run over."

3) Or maybe they'll "jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss."

4) Anyway, bars aren't exempt from laws against public intoxication.

Thanks to slate for the link.


onlyaymie said...

That is as whack as not lowering misbegotten SAT scores, but whack for adults instead of kids.

they were talking about it on the Today show this morning - some of the arrests were of people in a hotel bar who were staying at the hotel!

SuperMark said...

You know you posted this twice one second apart, right? Maybe you should delete the one with no comments. :)

onlyaymie said...

maybe he was just doubly horrified...