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Cowboy Jack's in Plymouth hit with penalty over drunk crime levels

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Cowboy Jack's in Plymouth has been hit with restrictions after new numbers emerged showing the majority of people involved in alcohol-fueled crimes in the area had their last drink at that bar.

Authorities have been asking people picked up for booze-related crimes or medical emergencies where they had their last drink, as part of a program in the northwest metro area to reduce alcohol and drug use among young people.

In the past year, 57 people in Plymouth told police where they had their last drink – and 43 of them had it at Cowboy Jack's, according to the Minnesota Sun Sailor.

Out of the 57 cases, 16 were DWI arrests, of which 13 admitted to having taken their final drink at the bar, the Partnership for Change study found.

The Sun Sailor says the average blood-alcohol level for DWI arrests from Cowboy Jack's was .172, compared to .132 for all other DWIs studied in the program. The legal limit is .08.

Cowboy Jack's will be walking a tightrope now to ensure its patrons don't leave the bar too intoxicated.

The Plymouth City Council has said if the bar is named as the "last drink" destination by three people committing alcohol-related offenses within a three-month period, it faces a fine or having its liquor license suspended or revoked, the Business Journal reports.

"They are incomparable to anyone else. The numbers are that staggering," Plymouth police chief Mike Goldstein told the Journal.

But Cowboy Jack's partner Brian Asmus said it's unfair to penalize the bar for the actions of its patrons once they leave.

Cities have been taking a dim view on nightspots that affect local crime. Last month, the What's Up Lounge in Mankato was closed down after it was hit by city penalties following a spate of criminal incidents.

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