3/25/2013 01:22:00 PM

Lustre Pearl Might Lose Its Liquor License

The TABC is recommending that the city revoke the liquor license at Bridget Dunlap’s flagship bar on Rainey Street, after a woman left the bar and drove into Lady Bird Lake last year, drowning a passenger.

KVUE reports that the woman, Madeline Rackley, has been charged with manslaughter. Though Dunlap knew about the incident, she said she was “shocked” to hear that the bar might lose its license. As the TABC’s Captain Harry Nanos told KVUE, “We are suggesting that there was over-service, that they sold to an obviously intoxicated person.”

There are clearly implications for Dunlap’s other bars on Rainey, Clive Bar and Bar 96, too. No hearing about the license has been set yet.

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1 comment :

  1. TABC have stick laws against Over serving. According to Alcoholic Beverage Code it is a crime to Serve\ Sell Alcholic Beverages to an intoxicated person. Selling alcohol to an intoxicated person is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 and/or up to a year in jail.