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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Man brought gun to fistfight, police say

A Spokane man was arrested this weekend for allegedly bringing a gun to a fistfight outside a bar in the West Garland District. Kellen P. Ward, 30, is accused of pointing a semi-automatic pistol at a group in the parking lot of the Revolver North...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012

A 21-year-old Spokane man was arrested for vehicular assault after crashing his truck head-on into a semi truck on Thursday and injuring his passenger.
Joseph A. Hussey's blood-alcohol level registered at .224 before he was jailed on a vehicular assault charge for the crash in the 3900 block of East Broadway Avenue, according to the Spokane Police Department.
The legal limit for driving is .08.
Police say he smelled of intoxicants and told them he was going home to the Valley from the Satellite bar downtown.
Hussey also slurred his speech and failed field sobriety tests, police say. 
He was booked into he Spokane County Jail on the felony charge. (Spokane Police Department)

Man blows .224 after head-on crash

The Spokane Police Department provided this photo of the crash on the SPD Facebook page. A 21-year-old Spokane man was arrested for vehicular assault after crashing his truck head-on into a semi truck on Thursday and injuring his passenger. Joseph A. Hussey's blood-alcohol level registered...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

Disgruntled bar customer returns w/ gun

A man who scuffled with employees at a Spokane Valley bar fired a gun in the bar's parking lot late Wednesday, police said today. Bret A. Nemitz, 29, finished a drink at Boomers Classic Rock Bar, 18209 E. Appleway Ave., just as the bar was...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

2 sentenced in CdA bar cocaine case

A Coeur d'Alene man involved in a large cocaine distribution ring that was based in part out of a Sherman Avenue bar has been sentenced to four years in prison. Christopher McFarland, 49, (left) also is to be on probation for five years and has...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

Man arrested for hate crime at Irv's bar

A man was arrested for a hate crime Monday for allegedly throwing a glass at a downtown Spokane bartender and yelling slurs against homosexuals. Two customers at Irv’s bar held Sean D. Slechta, 38, on the ground until officers arrived to arrest him, Spokane police...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

New details in Riverfront murder case

A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park after a night of drinking told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting until he saw his shoes, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Yukio M. Rideb, 21,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Drunk posing as bull arrested in CdA

Dave Oliveria over at the Huckleberries blog regularly posts reports detailing the drunken antics of the downtown Coeur d'Alene bar scene. Here's a gem from today that was reported June 16 at 10:40 p.m. at North Fourth Street and East Sherman Avenue: "Officers arrested a...

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Man arraigned in Top Hat bar stabbing

A Spokane man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a first-degree assault charge for a stabbing outside the Top Hat Tavern. Bobby S. Galloway, 23, is accused of stabbing Mickey Davis during a fight May 5 about 1:30 .m. Davis suffered a serious but non-life threatening...

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MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010

2 bars cited for over-serving in triple fatal

Two downtown bars were cited by the state Liquor Control Board for over-serving a man who, while drunken driving, allegedly caused a fatal accident on Interstate 90 in December. The driver, Sterling N. Kruger, 22, of Davenport, Wash., died after entering the eastbound highway going...

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