SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - Stores like K's Tobacco and Brew in Saltillo that sell beer say they refuse to let someone who is intoxicated purchase any alcohol.
They say it's against the law and is also a moral responsibility of the store.
Manager Erica Perrin said, "We don't want it on our conscience that we sold to somebody who's drinking and driving."
As we approach the biggest pro football game of the year this Sunday, police say the same thought process should go for any party host who allows intoxicated drivers to leave their home.
Saltillo Police Department Investigator Mark Roberts said, "If they let somebody leave, they get into an accident and hurt someone, there's the possibility they could have civil repercussions through the civil courts."
Mississippi holds adults who throw parties and serve people under 21 responsible if that young person injures themselves or someone else.
Other states have that and even tougher liability laws in place.
Store manager Erica Perrin says just like their business and bars are responsible, so should be private party hosts.
Perrin said, "If they're going to do something like that, they need a cutoff limit or make sure they'll stay there for the night."
If you're hosting a party where alcohol is served, before you let your guests who've been drinking get out on the road, police say make sure you have a designated driver for them.
Investigator Roberts said, "For every three at a party, there needs to be one designated driver. Those drivers need to be there and stay with the party until everybody gets home."
Police say that's good advice, not just for Sunday's game, but for any time of the year.