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Liquor Control Meeting In Montgomery County

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By Matt Bush

In Maryland, liquor control boards from across the state are meeting in Montgomery County. The yearly meeting focuses on trends seen in the alcohol and hospitality industries. Customers over-consuming and getting dangerously drunk is one the trends this year according to Kathie Durbin of the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control.

"It's hard to monitor them. They came in because they are on a mission. Maybe they're celebrating a birthday. Maybe they had a bad week at work," she says.

Durbin says this trend is a major public safety issue, so those who sell alcohol need to be on point.

"We teach the businesses how to say no. And how to do it in a respectful manner," she says.

One way Durbin says they educate bars and restaurants to avoid overconsumption is to not offer drink specials such as one dollar draft beers.

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