Johnny’s Lounge Docked More Points For Underage Patron Fight

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam tavern that is already facing a suspension of its liquor license for a closing time fight, is in trouble again. This time, Beaver Dam Police say there was a fight involving an underage patron at the Madison Street bar in the early morning hours after Christmas. An employee of the business apparently called police to report the fight.

A woman sustained a laceration from a beer bottle during an argument that required stitches. The 20-year-old suspect told police that no one at the bar checked her identification; she was cited for underage drinking.

Johnny’s Lounge was assessed 300 points for the incident under the city’s Demerit Point Ordinance that regulates liquor license holders. That is in addition to 230 points assessed this summer following that closing time fight. Taverns that accumulate 200 points in a rolling 18-month period could have their license suspended or revoked.

Last month, the Beaver Dam Administrative Committee recommended a 15-day suspension of the liquor license for the offense from June. A final decision on that incident will be determined during the council’s meeting on Monday, at which time the business could raise objections. Any objections would be handled at the circuit court level. The penalty would not be enacted until after the appeals process has been completed.