Police Crack Down on Over Serving
Police warn that they will be cracking down on bartenders who over-serve and consumers who over-drink.
Some bartenders who declined to go on camera, say they feel the undercover stings are unfair, but others think it will keep people in line.
"It will keep a lot of overly intoxicated people off the streets, it will be good. It's going to keep people in check," said McNeill.
Anchorage Police agree. They say over-serving is a huge problem in the city because it contributes to so many other crimes.
"DWI is just the tip of the iceberg. We see sexual assaults that occur when patrons have been over served," Parker said.
APD plans to continue to cut down on over serving by conducting more uncover alcohol violation stings in the future.
Anchorage police say both over serving and over drinking in public are misdemeanor crimes that carry up to a year in jail or up to a $1,000 fine.
APD says the law does not set an automatic alcohol consumption charge limit for this, like a DWI.