A San Antonio man is starting a new business to help keep drunk drivers off the roads. Instead of going out and buying beer.... the company brings it to you.
FOX's Erin Nichols has the story.
Inside this tiny warehouse room off Perrin Beitel are the beginnings of a business pioneer.
Gabriel Gutierrez owns Beer Runners, a company that delivers beer to homes and apartments.
Customers can order their beer of choice and even tobacco online or over the phone.
Gutierrez loads his truck up and brings it to their doorsteps. He says he came up with the idea because of his thirst to change the statistics.
"There's more than one DWI every day and if we can keep that from happening than that's what we want to do with the city of San Antonio," Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez is a former Selma Police Officer.
"I've seen a lot of people, a lot of good people, just make a bad mistake... that's all it was a bad mistake," Gutierrez said.
And because he has more than 10 years of experience in law enforcement.... he doesn't let anything slip past him.
"I know a fake ID from a real one... so we ID everyone," Gutierrez said.
Beer Runners is licensed by the TABC and the city although the process wasn't easy.
"We can do this we can bring beer to you but it’s been difficult and we stuck to it and didn't give up.” said employee Miranda Snider.
People we talked to were excited about the idea.
“You drink and then you run out. you need more beer. So I really think it's going to help with the DWI’s and lower the rate down," Ashley Ward said.
"There's plenty of people who have gotten DWI's and it's not worth it. I think it's a very convenient idea," Adam Estrada said.
The one question on their minds, however.... how much does the beer cost?
Gutierrez says don't expect to pay more for a 12 pack than you normally would at a grocery store.
They do charge a 6.99 delivery fee which in Gutierrez’s opinion is worth it.
"It's cheaper than a DWI," Gutierrez said.
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