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Second violation against The Windbreak bar heads to city commissioners

Fargo, North Dakota – The Windbreak bar in Fargo faces another hurdle as the Liquor Control Board voted 4 to 1 to pass a recommendation for a second violation to the Fargo City Commissioners. This decision comes in the wake of a serious incident that occurred on October 21, 2023, where a man was reportedly overserved with alcohol.

The particular incident that has led to this recommendation involves a claim where a patron was served an alarming 14 drinks in a span of about an hour and a half. This incident has raised significant concerns about the bar’s adherence to responsible serving practices. Police Chief Zibolski and Attorney Tim O’Keefe provided detailed accounts of the event during the meeting, and members of the Liquor Control Board engaged with questions about the incident.

The Fargo City Commissioners now face a critical decision. They need to vote on whether The Windbreak should be penalized with a thousand-dollar assessment and a one-day suspension of their liquor license. This second violation follows a previous incident reported in July, where a woman, also reportedly overserved by The Windbreak staff, was involved in a car accident after leaving the bar, leading to her arrest.

The situation with The Windbreak highlights ongoing concerns about responsible alcohol service and public safety. The outcome of the Fargo City Commissioners’ vote will not only determine the immediate consequences for The Windbreak but also potentially set a precedent for how such violations are handled in the future.

Jimmy Hathaway

Having spent my formative years in the beloved city of Grand Forks, I eventually relocated to Fargo during my second decade of life. The passion for journalism runs deep within my bloodline, as numerous close relatives have been, and some continue to be, engaged in the field as reporters and journalists. Outside of my professional pursuits, I cherish the moments spent in the company of my family.

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