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No OLCC citations to Redmond bar in wake of teen’s death


After a four-month investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Thursday it found insufficient evidence to file any violations against a Redmond bar that served a 19-year-old woman hours before she froze to death in a nearby dry irrigation canal.

Jamie Garr died of hypothermia in mid-November. Her body was found by her boyfriend hours after family, friends and police went searching for the missing woman, who earlier had visited Timbers Bar and Grille on S. Highway 97.

Christie Scott, the OLCC’s public affairs specialist, said the agency has completed its investigation that did lead to two warnings placed on Timbers’ record, one for serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person, another for letting a minor drink there.

Scott said Timbers has made changes to its business since the young woman’s death, now requiring two forms of ID and no longer featuring live entertainment or karaoke that often brings in younger people.

“The OLCC staff has taught classes to Timbers staff on checking ID and checking for intoxication,” Scott said.

“The last thing is, we are working with management to reevaluate drink selection — high alcohol-content drinks such as shots that are dropped into beers or other mixed drinks could be an example,” she added.

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