Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Liquor cops
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Restaurants are being picked on by the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, which has 19 liquor cops aggressively patrolling pizza joints and mom-and-pop eateries so they can fine them from $500 to $3,000 ("Utah eateries and guests, get ready for more liquor stings" (Tribune, June 27).

Do we need the revenue from the fines so badly that we stoop to this? What are our legislators thinking? Requiring Zion curtains was dumb, but this? People go to these establishments to eat and socialize, not to get drunk.

We should have only four liquor cops for the whole state and 15 more highway patrol officers. They would more than pay for themselves by arresting drunken drivers and issuing speeding tickets.

Bill Finch


Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.