EXCLUSIVE: Rogers Bar Faces Penalty for Over-Serving

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Good Vibrations Bar and Club in Rogers is being offered a $2,000 fine and probation of 180-days for the two counts of selling an alcoholic beverage to an intoxicated person, according to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Division.

ABC explained that during a probationary period an establishment may still serve alcohol. But, if additional violations happen during the 180 days the penalty would increase; this may lead to the revocation of the business permit.

The owner may either accept the penalty to settle or file a petition by February 8, 2019, according to ABC.

Good Vibrations Bar and Club is where patrons left the pub and became involved in accidents — one was fatal.

According to documents through the ABC Board, Bentonville police responded to a deadly crash around 1:30 a.m. on November 13, 2018. 

A man was ejected from his vehicle after Michael Porath, 21, hit the victim at a minimum speed of 63 miles per hour.  Porath is seen in surveillance video drinking at the bar for six hours.

The other incident happened a month later.  

A Rogers police officer reported he saw Jonathan Olson, 35, leave Good Vibrations intoxicated. 

After refusing to pull over, Olson led officers on a pursuit involving Little Flock, Pea Ridge, and Bella Vista police — traveling at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Olson was eventually arrested for fleeing, no driver’s license, DWI, reckless driving, and refusal to submit to chemical test, according to the police report.

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