The state cited two Las Vegas bars and three of their servers for violations of state liquor control laws last month.
During the weekend of the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, the state Department of Public Safety sent six agents to Las Vegas and Mora to determine whether bars were complying with state laws. Their operation was conducted on the nights of July 25 and 26
The state issued administrative citations to the bars at Plaza Hotel and Dick’s Liquors for allegedly serving alcohol to intoxicated people, which is a violation of state law, said Peter Olson, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.
Agents gave nontraffic citations to one server at Dick’s and two at Plaza.
The server at Dick’s started only recently, while Plaza hires additional servers temporarily during major events such as the Rough Rider rally.
All servers go through state training so that they know all the laws associated with liquor, Olson said. During that training, servers learn the telltale signs of intoxicated people, he said.
“It’s important that they rely on their training,” Olson said. “One of our primary missions is to make sure intoxicated people aren’t served.”
He said that when agents cite bars and servers for serving to intoxicated people, the customers in question are clearly drunk and present a clear danger to the public.