ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 16, 1985
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REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan
(Wharton, New Jersey) Impact of state laws holding bar owners liable for accidents caused by their drunk patrons examined; films shown. Duffy's Shamrock tavern in Denver, Colorado, cited as example [Owner Ken LOMBARDI - explains closing today.] Size of recent settlements against bar owners mentioned. [Attorney Ronald BEITMAN - cites need for incrd. soc. consciousness among bar owners.] [Owner Bobby BYRNE - describes incrd. ins. premiums; acknowledges need to assume responsibility in society.] Byrne's program to halt drunk driving by his customers described, shown. [CUSTOMERS - appreciate Byrne's approach.]
REPORTER: Bob Berkowitz
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