Is it necessary to prove that the drunk driver was visibly intoxicated at the time that alcohol was sold or furnished?

What do you have to prove as far as when a drunk driver leaves a bar or restaurant, they hit somebody and hurt somebody? You don’t have to prove that they were visibly intoxicated at the time that they were over-served. You got to prove one of two things: Either, they were a minor and the bar knew it, or the person was an alcoholic and the bar knew it.

A lot of alcoholics, they turned professional drinkers a long time ago. They have a very, very high tolerance for alcohol. A person like that might not be slurring, or stumbling, or any of those things. If the person goes to that bar three times a week and has ten drinks every time they go there, then what does the law say? The law says to that bar owner, look, you knew that that person was an alcoholic because anybody would know that somebody who drinks like that is an alcoholic. You’re going to be held accountable for that.

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