Sunday, July 1, 2007

Want a Beer? Just let me scan that ID...

Everyone shows ID for beer in Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Comer Wilson hasn't had to show his ID to buy beer in a while. Maybe it's the 66-year-old man's long white beard.

Starting Sunday, gray hair won't be good enough. Wilson and everyone else will be required to show identification before buying beer in Tennessee stores — no matter how old the buyer appears.


Richard Rollins, who owns a convenience store in Nashville, is already using a computerized scanner to check everyone's driver's licenses when they buy beer. "We just say we're trying to keep our beer permit, and this is the safest way," Rollins said.
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Wow. Talk about an invasion of privacy. Want a brew? Let me just add you to our database.

1 comment:

Cernunnos said...

The PA liquor control board used to swipe my drivers' license and record serial numbers of bottles I'd buy from time to time during college.