An intoxicated man was arrested this week and in a Washington State jail for many days after he pointed a pistol at a blackjack dealer. The man needed to be cut off from drinks after he was seen slumped over at a casino table.
The man was being held on $50,000 bail after being charged with second-degree assault and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
He had a blood alcohol content of .332 when he was at the casino. It was several times the legal limit for driving in Washington State. When someone requires medical attention, the intoxication level was below .4.
The security guard took the man’s beer away after he was ordered to stop serving alcohol.
The suspect initially denied that he had pointed the gun. The man was shown the video. He put his head down after stopping talking, according to the report.
The suspect’s blood alcohol concentration was so high that the jail did not want to book him on June 11.
The suspect was not allowed to possess a firearm due to his conviction for domestic violence in 2015, according to the Sun.
The pistol had four rounds in it’s magazine, according to the Sun. There were no shots fired in the chamber.
The Point Casino is close to Kingston. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe owns and operates it.
The parent company of Iowa’s Lakeside Hotel Casino was sued by a police officer last year.
According to a lawsuit, he was seriously injured by a drunk driver who had been at the gaming property. The casino’s server should have stopped the driver from having more drinks, according to the court action.
According to the lawsuit, Jon Schwartz drove a rental car after having drinks at the casino. Officer Jon Kaufman was sitting in the cruiser that was struck by the car he was driving.