Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Drunken Bargoers Get Served.(Final)

Byline: Chris Ramirez Journal Staff Writer

Bartenders Want To Keep Tips, Study Says

New Mexico bartenders continue to serve already drunk patrons despite state-mandated training and laws that tell them not to, a university study found.

Fear of losing out on a tip and of a customer's reaction to being cut off were the main reasons alcohol servers cited for "overserving" intoxicated customers in part of a study conducted by the University of New Mexico's Center of Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions.

Results of the three-year study were released Wednesday by the DWI Resource Center and the Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest. …

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