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Leaving Swack’s Hammered Bar Holds State Record For Number Of Customers Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunken Driving

This sidebar appeared with story: Alcohol highs About 40,000 people are arrested each year in Washington for driving while drunk. In Spokane, the drivers with some of the highest blood-alcohol levels reported getting drunk at a number of area bars: Cathay Inn, N3714 Division, was the last to serve a driver with a 0.39 blood-alcohol level in October of 1993. When the driver was stopped, he was still drinking. His level was nearly four times the legal limit of 0.10. Chan’s Dragon Inn, W1406 Third, served a driver in 1991 who was arrested for DWI with a 0.34 blood-alcohol level. Covered Wagon, E1709 Sprague, was the last to serve a driver in 1991 who had a 0.31 blood-alcohol level and was arrested for DWI. Duffy’s Tavern, E3302 Sprague, served a driver in 1991 who was arrested for DWI and had a 0.31 blood-alcohol level. J.S. Pumps, N415 Monroe, was the last to serve a driver last year who had a 0.30 bloodalcohol level and was arrested for DWI. Charlie & Jimmie’s Tavern & Eatery, E1403 Illinois, served a driver in 1993 who had a 0.29 blood-alcohol level and was arrested for DWI. Source: Spokane Police Department traffic records.


 

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