July 23, 2021 – The Line opinion round table offers reactions and insight on the New Mexico Supreme Court’s recent decision that gas stations have a duty to refuse to sell fuel to drunk drivers. Under the ruling, businesses could be held liable if a drunk driver then injures someone. The NM Supreme Court made the decision in the wake of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed by an intoxicated driver who had run out of gas, walked to a station for a small amount, then returned to fill up before causing the deadly accident.
Host: Gene Grant
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School
Diane Snyder, former state senator
For More Information:
New Mexico becomes 2nd state to make gas stations liable for drunk drivers – Associated Press