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The Bike closes for the night after fight in bar
A fight occurred at the Red Bicycle Tavern around midnight Saturday, Jan. 29, when one patron groped the groin area of another patron’s fiancé and the two began to fight, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
An employee at the Bike tried to break up the brawl but was placed in a choke hold by one of the patrons, the employee told deputies. The employee told deputies he nearly blacked out from the choke hold.
But the deputies discovered, during their interview with the employee, that he was quite intoxicated.
“His speech was heavily slurred, repetitive, and his thoughts incomplete,” deputies wrote in their incident report.
Deputies believe he was too drunk to know if he was over-serving patrons, according to their report.
The bar was closed for the night, at the employee’s request. No charges were brought, but the case was forwarded to the state Liquor Control Board.
Wilson Kim, manager at the Red Bike, declined to comment on the incident. “I do not want to incriminate anyone,” he said.
“We sent everyone home after the incident. We closed for the night,” he said.