Chili's Serves Tequila to 3 Kids

Mom figured it out when 8-year-old complained about taste
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2011 2:00 PM CDT
Chili's Accidentally Serves Tequila to Three Kids
A Chili's bartender accidentally served tequila to three children on the Fourth of July.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Three kids in Colorado saw Fourth of July fireworks in a whole different light. A bartender at a Chili's restaurant accidentally served tequila to the children—ages 8, 6, and 1—before they went to a fireworks display, reports Huffington Post. Their mother ordered them a fruit smoothie to share, but when her 8-year-old complained about the taste, she discovered the alcohol. Police say the bartender—who says he feels terrible about the mishap—was overwhelmed on the busy night.

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Negligence charges could be forthcoming, and the family hasn't decided whether to press charges. The mom tells 9News she isn't sure her kids became intoxicated, but the 8-year-old passed out during the fireworks and the 6-year-old seemed "extra wild." This isn't the first time kids have been served booze at a family restaurant—a 15-month-old was served margarita at a Detroit Applebee's in April. (Read more tequila stories.)

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