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Norfolk DA Announces Anti-DUI Campaign For Holiday Season

FOXBORO (CBS) -- 'Observe, Don't Overserve' training sessions are targeted for bartenders and servers to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey announced the campaign with the region's police and fire chiefs Tuesday as part of a 2013 holiday highway safety campaign.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones reports

'Observe, Don't Overserve' Program Prepares Bartenders For Holiday Season

Morrissey wants servers to ask about designated drivers and use common sense when serving multiple drinks.

"Those people are on the front lines of the defense," Morrissey told WBZ-TV NewsRadio 1030. "We think they can make a difference."

Morrissey wants bartenders to have the confidence to cut off customers who are visibly intoxicated. He also hopes to have this message last through the year, not just through the holidays.

Ted Mahony of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission said about 15-percent of bars statewide could improve their regulations.

"For the most part, bartenders in the area and Norfolk County are doing the right thing," Mahony said. "We hope to target those bars ... that aren't paying attention."

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