ST. PAUL, Minn. - As a bartender, Jennifer Barry keeps the drinks coming. But when customers don't know their limit she has to.
"It's one of the hardest parts of the job, cutting people off," Barry said.
Just last Friday she had to say no.
"We had a regular in here that was celebrating and it was just getting to the point where I just shouldn't serve him anymore," she said.
Barry said she's always looking out for her customers and will be extra vigilant on New Year's Eve. So, will State Patrol.
In the last decade eight people have died because of drunk driving on New Year's Eve, according to the Department of Public Safety.
There have been zero deaths the last four years and this year the department hopes to make it five years in a row. Barry said she hopes so too. If need be she'll even call a cab for her customers, anything to keep them from drinking and driving.
Metro Transit and Miller Lite are teaming up to offer free rides on buses and light rail for customers on New Year's Eve.