Problem drinkers put on 'no serve list' in Wisconsin town - KMSP-TV

Problem drinkers put on 'no serve list' in Wisconsin town

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (KMSP) -

Police in Janesville, Wis. want bars to stop serving alcohol to 10 people they know too well.

Officer Joe McNally told the Janesville Gazette the problem drinkers on the "no serve list" have had three run-ins with police in the past six months. Those incidents include trips to jail or detox, along with sober rides home.

McNally said those calls to deal with problem drinkers are costing the city money. For example, a trip to detox runs about $400, plus the time for an officer to take someone there and the time for a doctor to clear the person.

People will be taken off the no serve list if they have fewer than three contacts with police after six months.

Information from: The Janesville Gazette, http://www.gazetteextra.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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