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A Nero's employee told police that Prentic seemed "intoxicated but not drunk" earlier in the night, then said that later he sat down and "it all hit him." Another employee told police that he appeared to be "nodding off" at the bar.
Earlier in the night, Prentic came up to another customer and said he had just been promoted at work. Prentic then showed the customer "a large amount of cash." The customer also said that Prentic bought several rounds of shots for other people at Nero's, the customer told police.
Prentic owed $68 for two Jägermeister shots, five shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey and five Jäger bombs, according to his receipt. Jäger bombs are made of Red Bull and Jägermeister.
Several employees told police that Prentic also ordered two "mini pitchers" of beer for himself, but only drank one. They also said Prentic shared the shots with other customers. They estimated that Prentic had about four shots himself, but they didn't know exactly how much he had to drink.
In Algonquin, it is against village code for a business with a license to sell alcohol to a person who is visibly intoxicated.
"No licensee, associate, member, representative or agent or employee of the licensee shall sell, give or deliver alcoholic liquor either to any intoxicated person," the code states.
Violations are punishable by fine, suspension or even revocation of a business's liquor license, according to the code.
“A business has never had an issue with their license as a result of a problem from overserving that has come in front of me,” Algonquin Village President and Liquor Commissioner John Schmitt said Aug. 25.