News

Head Games

Page 3 of 3

Liquor department director Leesa Berens Morrison explained that her agency isn't interested in where the limit is, only that there is one.

"The law just says you can't sell or deliver an unlimited number of spirituous drinks for a fixed price," she twittered. "It doesn't set what's a reasonable amount."

So the sponsors of the FBR Open could have set the limit at 100 drinks? Well, yes, Morrison admitted.

"You can attempt to buy 12 drinks in a bar," she pointed out. "The only rule is that if you're intoxicated, they should not serve you."

Hick! The Bird knows how well that rule works.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
Contact: Robrt L. Pela