A new law in Kansas City may spread the blame around for drivers who drink and then get behind the wheel. Law enforcement has added an element to their questionnaire when pulling over an individual who they suspect has been drinking, or even at sobriety checkpoints. Under the new policy, drivers will be asked where they were last drinking. The measure is intended to crack down on bartenders and establishments that may be regularly serving their patrons alcohol well after the point of intoxication.
The policy is in conjunction with a city ordinance that places fairly strict restraints on establishments that serve alcohol. under the local ordinance, no one may serve alcohol to those who are intoxicated, appears intoxicated, or even to "habitual drunkards."