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What happens when you don’t follow your online TABC certification course? This.

February 19, 2014
Drinking behind steering wheel of car

It’s really easy to let your eyes glaze over during your online or on-site TABC certification course because (1) You think you know the material already and (2) You don’t think things like this could ever happen to you. Well, your actions could have serious consequences for you and anyone else involved.

Remember the story about Dallas Cowboys star Josh Brent who was charged with intoxication manslaughter after driving drunk, wrecking his car, and killing his friend and teammate who was in the car? Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation and also received a $10,000 fine. He faced a potential 20 years in prison.

Not only was Brent’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.18, which would take around 17 drinks for a man his size, but video surveillance from the club where Brent was drinking clearly showed him drinking directly from a liquor bottle. This series of events and missteps cost a man his life and Brent his freedom and peace of mind knowing for the rest of his life that he is responsible for another man’s death. It also resulted in TABC investigations into places Brent attended that night, as well as the servers who served him, one of whom who was called to testify in court.

Again, it’s easy to blow off your online or on-site TABC certification course, but this is yet another reason why that’s a horribly bad idea.

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