Conn. Lawmaker Pushes For Right To Free Tap Water At Bars

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A lawmaker in Connecticut is fighting a legislative battle on behalf of just one of his constituents, all over glass of tap water.

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, State Rep. Chris Wright (D-Bristol) has introduced a measure to fight for the right of one of his constituents to be able to order a plain glass of water at a bar.

Conn. Lawmaker Pushes For Right To Free Tap Water At Bars

Wright said his constituent serves as the designated driver for his friends who drink.

Most bars require the man to buy a bottle of water, instead of just filling a glass for no charge.

“I think anything we can do to promote safe driving and have as few people on the roads who have been drinking as we can, I think that it’s a minor thing,” Wright told Schneidau. “As a way to promote designated driving if somebody’s willing to do that, I think the least that we can do is let them have a glass of water.”

Wright said it’s not a crucial piece of legislation, but should be put on the books.

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