signs of impairment are bars required to look for | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Under North Carolina alcohol beverage control laws, the following are signs that indicate a customer should not be served any alcohol:

  • The customer has issues with physical coordination, including clumsiness, spilling drinks, unsteadiness, bumping into tables, unsteady walking, and clumsiness with money.
  • The customer exhibits behavior changes, such as happiness, anger, withdrawal, or sullenness.
  • The customer exhibits speech patterns which are loud or slurred. The customer may be loud, argumentative, bragging, and swearing