Eureka – On January 26, 2017, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted a 20-day Notice of Suspension at Shooters Off Broadway in Eureka following an investigation into a stabbing inside the bar on November 12, 2016.
The stabbing took place at 1:48 a.m. Eureka Police responded to a call involving an assault with a deadly weapon and found a patron had been stabbed inside the premises. In addition, officers also determined that a bartender, who was not involved in the stabbing, appeared to be intoxicated. Through an investigation, the officers determined the bartender had a Blood Alcohol Content of .234% and was unable to care for his own safety and the safety of others. The bartender was arrested for being drunk in public.
“A bartender has a responsibility to monitor patrons and their possible overconsumption of alcohol,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Clearly, someone with a BAC of .234% would have extreme difficulties doing that. Local police know they can call on ABC agents to investigate ABC licensees and stop the sale of alcohol if need be.”
Shooters Off Broadway is now prohibited from selling alcohol for 20 days.