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Ada bartender pleads guilty

The bartender charged with serving a 21-year-old at least 24 shots of alcohol was sentenced in Hardin County Municipal Court earlier this week.

Joseph 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 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 North Main Street in Ada.

The month-long investigation by Ohio Investigative Unit agents began when OIU was 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.

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