Asheville’s eclectic charms have allowed it to maintain a consistent position at the top of lifestyle lists in recent years. Our city is frequently named one of the best places to visit or live in travel, food, and other publications. Western North Carolina’s rapid population growth is evidence of this interest in our area. But the rise in tourism and new residents has also correlated to an alarmingly high number of Driving While Intoxicated arrests.
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Drunk driving kills 30 people every single day in the United States.
Law enforcement, education, and punishment are all helpful ways to reduce drunk driving and save lives. However, bars and restaurants also have a responsibility to help prevent drunk driving. How? It is against the law for a bar or restaurant to serve alcohol to someone that they know, or should know is drunk. Bars and restaurants that follow the law help protect us all from drunk drivers on our roads.
Every State in the country has a law that says if you sell alcohol, you cannot sell alcohol to someone that you know or should know is intoxicated. The purpose of these laws is to protect everyone from drunk drivers.