Servers of alcohol have a responsibility

To the editor:

A Saturday Review-Journal story reported on the sentencing of a casino musician who was convicted of killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence of alcohol. Surveillance showed he consumed 16 drinks before leaving the Laughlin casino where he worked.

While the casino may not be held at fault under dram shop laws, the drink servers should be considered partly responsible in this tragic accident. They are required to pass an alcohol awareness class before being allowed to serve drinks.

For all of the years I have lived in Las Vegas, I have never observed a person being refused a drink. Many of the DUI cases involve drinking at establishments.

The servers should be held responsible for stopping these occurrences since it appears that the casinos have no interest in doing so, as evidenced by a current lawsuit by a high roller who claims that the casino got him drunk.

Henry Schmid

Las Vegas

Voter guide

To the editor:

I just want to say thank you for the time your newspaper’s staff took to put together a write-up of all the candidates in this year’s primary. I’ve been using this special election section for years now.

There are so many races that I won’t vote in because I don’t know who the people are. But I feel like I can make an informed vote for those races after reading about the candidates in Sunday’s section.

In fact, after completing my sample ballot with information from your writers, I went over and voted.

Again, thanks to the Review-Journal for providing this service.

John Blaise

Las Vegas

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