yes but in the circumstances at the other bars that this happened at… no cab was offered at all.
and they WATCHED him get into his vehicle… then called the cops.
THAT is irresponsible
bars are supposed to cater to their customers not push them away by calling the cops instead of doing things to prevent them from driving.
and yes i know this for sure as one of my friends was involved in it a few years ago.
as a last resort police should be called. not right away.
what does that say about the drinking establishments…
personally i wouldnt want to drink in a bar that calls the cops on me instead of being responsible and taking my keys away from me.
duty of care to me isnt sending me off in a vehicle and calling the police on me which could possibly end in a high speed chase or somthign stupid like that.
[quote]Although reasonable steps will vary depending on the circumstances, a licensee and its staff should take a hands-on approach when it appears that intoxicated patrons may be intending to drive. You should take comments or concerns raised by other patrons seriously, and follow up with intoxicated patrons who appear to be heading for a vehicle. If there is any doubt whether an intoxicated person has a safe ride home, do not hesitate to call a taxi and be sure to watch that person get into the taxi. Call the police if an intoxicated person insists on driving home.
Licensees and staff have a responsibility for both a patronâ€™s safety and the safety of others whom the patron may affect. When patrons or the public suffer as a result of what they believe is negligence on the part of a licensed establishment, they may sue.[/quote]
kind of my point when you think of it for a second