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Alcohol is common denominator in night crime

LORY POUNDER
summit daily news
Summit County, CO Colorado

FRISCO ” With bar fights and many other late-night incidents, alcohol is the common denominator between them, officials said. And in Summit County, the effects of alcohol can be magnified because of altitude.

Summit Prevention Alliance offers classes about responsible alcohol serving. Four behavioral cues that indicate progressive levels of intoxication include lowered inhibitions, loss of judgment, slowed reactions and poor coordination, according to information from the organization.

Local Breckenridge officials encourage restaurant and bar staff to undergo training to help prevent late-night incidents. Also, they hope people will be aware and pay attention to how much they are drinking while taking the heightened effects of altitude into consideration.

The next class offered by Summit Prevention Alliance will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 5 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. The cost is $20 or $10 for Restaurant Association members. For more information about the training or to register call (970) 668-2077.