Liquor store owner gets drunk, trashes own store

Memphis police arrested the owner of a local liquor store after he had too much to drink, court records said. According to the arrest affidavit, Richard Coda, who is the owner of Coda's Liquor on S. Third Street, was drunk and irate inside his business on December 9. More from Fox 13 2 men on … Continue reading “Liquor store owner gets drunk, trashes own store”

Memphis police arrested the owner of a local liquor store after he had too much to drink, court records said.

According to the arrest affidavit, Richard Coda, who is the owner of Coda's Liquor on S. Third Street, was drunk and irate inside his business on December 9.

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  • When officers arrived, they found him behind the counter, shirtless, speech slurred and could barely stand on his feet, police said. They could also smell the alcohol coming off of his breath.

    While inside, MPD said they saw multiple broken bottles.

    Coda was found slurring his words and smelling of alcohol inside the store. (Google)

    For the store owner's safety, they took him to the Memphis Mental Health Institute to detox, however, he was so irate that a nurse refused to treat him.

    Coda was booked into jail and charged with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

    People drink twice as much alcohol over the holidays, survey finds

    The average American consumes double the amount of alcoholic drinks over the holidays than any other time of year, according to new research.

    This fascinating statistic emerged in a new study of 2,000 Americans exploring how much more social we are over the time between Thanksgiving and New Years than normal and found that the average American will drink 100 percent more when holiday season sets in.

    The average respondent drinks four alcoholic drinks per week but see their drinks consumption double to eight drinks a week during the festive period.

    The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the smart supplement company Morning Recovery, also revealed that that consumption naturally correlates with how often we’re going out, as the average American polled will attend three times more social functions and parties, too.

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    The holiday season brings out our most social selves, it appears, as 69 percent of those surveyed agreed they’re more likely to be socializing during this time of year. 

    According to the results, in a normal, non-holiday week, the average American surveyed will attend just one social event, but when the holidays come around that number jumps to three. 

    The social increase that comes with the festive season also has an impact on our bank account — quite a significant one at that.

    The average American spends $241 every month on social events such as drinks, dinners out, and parties, and other things of that nature. But during the holiday season, that figure skyrockets to $537.

    And it doesn’t go unpunished either, as that uptick in socializing leads to three alcohol-induced rough mornings per week during the height of the holiday social season. 

    Those rough mornings cause the average American to be late to work three times over the course of the holidays, with seven in ten Americans saying it actually makes them less productive at work.

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    But sometimes they don’t even make it into work, as the average American polled admits to calling in sick twice over the holidays as a result of partying too hard the night before. 

    And interestingly, one in three Americans (36 percent) say that the rough mornings actually dampen their holiday spirit.

    The survey also went on to ask respondents about their favorite holiday drinks and found eggnog, perhaps unsurprisingly, reigns supreme (40 percent.) 

    Coffee with Baileys also had a strong showing (34 percent), with Christmas beer rounding out the top three (28 percent).

    TOP 10 HOLIDAY DRINKS

    Eggnog 40%
    Coffee with Baileys 34%
    Christmas beer 28%
    Cider 27%
    Hot buttered rum 21%
    Hot toddy 20%
    Mulled wine 19%
    Tom and Jerry 9%
    Wassail 8%
    Glogg 8%