NEW INFORMATION: Council overrides mayor veto on Sober-Server Ordinance

WAUSAU, Wis. (WEAU) -- One Wisconsin city will limit how much its bartenders can drink while on the job.

WSAW-TV in Wausau reports that the Wausau City Council voted to override Mayor Jim Tipple's veto of the law Tuesday night. The council passed an ordinance January 15 limiting how much alcohol servers, bartenders, and bar owners can drink while working. If officers respond to bars, and suspect a bartender, server, or bar owner is drunk, they now have the right to give that person a breathalyzer test. If the person blows more than a .04, he or she could lose his or her serving license and face fines.

The Mayor said he didn't have a problem with the ordinance itself, but had concerns about how quickly the process happened.


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