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Bartender sent to jail after serving at least 24 shots of alcohol to same person

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Dec 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM

A bartender charged with serving a 21-year-old at least 24 shots of alcohol was sentenced Monday in Hardin County Municipal Court.

Joseph L. Jarvi, 33, was charged in October with furnishing intoxicating liquor to an intoxicated person at Cribley Enterprise Inc., also known as the Regal Beagle Bar. He was sentenced to five days in jail with four days suspended, a $200 fine, 16 hours of community service and six months of probation.

The owner of the bar, Richard L. Cribley, 61 was also charged with sale or furnishing intoxicating liquor to an intoxicated person. Cribley is scheduled to appear in court in March 2013. The bar is located at 103 – 107 N. Main Street in Ada.

The month-long investigation by Ohio Investigative Unit agents began when OIU was contacted contacted by Ada Police about a young man who was admitted into intensive care with alcohol poisoning.

“We hope that patrons and bar owners see the consequences of intoxication,” Toledo agent-in-charge Raymond Rodriguez said. “We were lucky in this case that the outcome was not more serious.”

Administrative charges against the liquor permit will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission once all criminal proceedings are completed. Penalties from the Liquor Control Commission may include issuing a fine, or suspending or revoking a liquor license.

The Ohio Investigative Unit is a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. All agents are plain-clothed fully sworn peace officers. OIU is charged with enforcing the state’s liquor laws and is the only state law enforcement agency specifically tasked with investigating food stamp fraud crimes. Agents also investigate tobacco violations.

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