Texas Cops Busting Drunks Inside Bars
What a ridiculous waste of law enforcement resources.
Texas has begun sending undercover agents into bars to arrest drinkers for being drunk, a spokeswoman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said Wednesday.
The first sting operation was conducted recently in a Dallas suburb where agents infiltrated 36 bars and arrested 30 people for public intoxication, said the commission's Carolyn Beck. The goal, she said, was to detain drunks before they leave a bar and go do something dangerous like drive a car.
[hat tip to Mish.]
Update: Punchy in the comments notes: "They were also going into hotel bars--a place were people had absolutely no intention of driving, and busting them. Claimed they may drink too much and jump off the balcony."
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