I’ll drink to that
In an attempt to reduce drunk driving, Rockford, Mich., officials have purchased coin-operated breath-test machines for each of the city’s three bars. The first machines will be installed next month, according to the Associated Press (AP), and use of the machines is voluntary. Besides helping patrons determine their blood-alcohol content before hitting the road, the machines could help bartenders comply with state law and refuse to serve alcohol to drunk people. “We’ve always tried to kind of think outside of the box for our traditional services we can provide,” City Manager Michael Young told the AP.
Miami-Dade County, Fla., finally evicted a man in January who has been living at its Palmetto Golf Course for 40 years. Kenny Bethel, 55, ran away from home in 1963 and began sleeping in a sheltered area on the course that contained showers, according to the AP. He made a living by collecting and reselling stray golf balls. Now, the golf course staff chases the man away when he tries to collect balls, and it locks the restrooms at night. Bethel and his wife of nine years have since set up house under a nearby bridge.