Alcohol Sting In Gregg County

Over three dozen people are taken into custody in a Gregg count sting operation targeting public intoxication. 37 people were arrested during a sting operation by the Texas alcoholic beverage commission. It's only the first of many more that are planned statewide. This weekend's arrests were made at several area bars in Longview and Kilgore. Ten of them were bartenders.

They're charged with the sale of alcohol to an intoxicated person. While the others are all charged with public intoxication. Texas leads the nation in alcohol related accidents. The T-A-B-C hopes the sting operations will decrease those numbers.