Montgomery County will be sending 40 actors to bars in the area this week to see how well bartenders handle intoxicated customers.
People in Montgomery County will be visiting bars to drink this week, just like always. But some of those drinkers won't be what they seem.
The county's Department of Liquor Control will be sending 40 actors into bars this week as a way to research how often customers who show signs of being drunk still get served alcohol.
The actors will show signs of heavy intoxication when they enter the establishments, and will order to see whether they can still get served. The county says the visits will provide first-hand experience on how bars deal with over-service in ways that do not involve enforcement actions for violations.
Once the week-long visits are completed, the owners of the bars that were visited will be invited to a forum with the county, where the results of the program will be shared with them.