freetime648 53F
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3/23/2006 12:26 pm

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) -- 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.

Being in a bar does not exempt one from the state laws against public drunkenness, Beck said.

The goal, she said, was to detain drunks before they leave a bar and go do something dangerous like drive a car.

"We feel that the only way we're going to get at the drunk driving problem and the problem of people hurting each other while drunk is by crackdowns like this," she said.

"There are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they're intoxicated, other than get behind the wheel of a car," Beck said. "People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss."

She said the sting operations would continue throughout the state.

Well...my my my, Texas, home of the drive through Death Row is putting undercovers in bars to catch drunks.....how quaint is this??? Do they not know how much this will cost them in transportation to the jailhouse??? Texas is a HUGE flippin state...and that will be a WHOLE LOTTA DRUNKS GOING TO THE BIG HOUSE! What next? Smoking bans??? Or maybe it will be illegal to drink that pisswater Lonestar Beer from now on....what the hell are these good ole boys thinkin??????

xx FREETIME648 xx

rm_cru1972 46M
4407 posts
3/23/2006 10:09 pm

Minnesota already has smoking bans. Texas should just make it illegal to have open containers in the vehicle. Yes they allow that.

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3/23/2006 2:51 pm

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