According to The News Tribune, more people arrested for driving under the influence tell police Jazzbones was the last place they drank before their arrest than anywhere in the state.
From 2012 to mid-May, visits to Jazzbones led to 195 last-drink DUI arrests, the State Patrol data show.
Second statewide is McCloud’s Saloon in Bremerton with 163 arrests, followed by Jake’s on Fourth in Olympia with 145, the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn with 142 and Wayne’s Inn in Puyallup with 141.
Jazzbones manager Rachel Hogan said her bar has such a high number of last-drink DUI arrests because its entertainment makes it the most popular spot on Sixth Avenue — “We do have really good music” — attracting people at the end of their night after visiting other bars.
Police, as does the liquor board, make suggestions to bars after DUI arrests to help them control the amount of people who leave and drive drunk.
Just down the street from Jazzbones, Pat Mawhinney has owned O’Malley’s on Sixth Avenue for 16 years.
Since 2010, 107 people have told police the Irish-themed pub was the last place they drank before being arrested for driving under the influence, making the bar the fifth-most cited in Pierce County.