Saturday, July 09, 2005

TABC is trying to justify their existence by going after Austin's Dallas Nite Club



KVUE reported that there are new troubles for the popular Dallas Nite Club after accusations that the Austin club puts more drunken drivers on the streets than any other Austin bar.
Undercover agents went back and allegedly found more problems.
An undercover operation Wednesday found an employee serving a person the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says was already drunk.
The attorney for the club says that's something police could find at any establishment.
"We found another intoxicated person who by his own admission had shown up 45 minutes earlier and in that short time frame had consumed four alcoholic beverages, four beers and was purchasing his fifth when he was intercepted by the agents," TABC Lt. Robert Saenz said.
The server was written a ticket for serving an intoxicated person. The person he served was arrested on the spot for public intoxication.
Of all the people stopped for drunken driving (DWIs) this year, 28 of them say they were coming from the Dallas Nite Club.
That's more than any other club in Austin; consequently, they want to revoke the club's liquor license.
Charles Webb, the attorney for the Austin club, says he is currently in negotiations with the TABC on behalf of his clients.
"No responsible business owner wants to have intoxicated people leaving their club, particularly not my client who's been in business for 25 years and has never been sued for any injury from anyone leaving the club," Webb said. "I think that's a very important statistic."