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Tiki Bar designated drivers rewarded

Bob Hall LLC and Anheuser-Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and the Calvert and St. Mary’s counties Community Traffic Safety Programs, sponsored a designated driver program during the annual opening of the Tiki Bar on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, from noon to 10 p.m.

Sheriff Mike Evans (R), accompanied by Richard Hall with Bob Hall LLC and Susan Fischer, evidence property manager at the sheriff’s office, drew the winning tickets Monday at the sheriff’s office for the prizes awarded to those who signed up as designated drivers during Tiki Bar opening celebrations. Between Friday and Saturday, 119 designated drivers signed up for the program and saw to the safe arrival home of 513 passengers.

First-place winner was Janet Stone of California, Md., who won $300 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate; second-place winner Haley Kleeman of Clements won $200 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate; and third-place winner Amy Payne of Leonardtown won $100 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate. Dennis Baker of Lusby won the Designated Driver Rewards drawing of $50 in a Visa gift card provided by CAASA.

Law enforcement officials said they were pleased with how smoothly the opening weekend of the Tiki Bar in Solomons went, with police making few criminal arrests.

“It was fairly quiet,” said Det. Sgt. A. Paton, assistant commander of the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack. “[There was] a very minor number of arrests compared to the number of people that attended the event, which basically says there’s a lot of decent people down there not trying to make trouble.”

Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans (R) agreed, stating he believed people are being more responsible each year.

“We had a strong contingency of police officers to deter any criminal activity, and I think it worked,” Evans said. “It seems like people are being more responsible every year. They’re taking precautions; … they’re enjoying themselves, but they’re doing it safely.”

Paton said extra troopers were stationed in the Solomons area “on DUI patrols” the entire weekend, which resulted in seven driving under the influence arrests. Troopers made only one criminal arrest during opening weekend events, Paton said.

On Saturday, two troopers were in the Calypso Bay parking lot when they saw two restaurant employees escorting a man, later identified as Markus R. Jarboe, 22, of Huntingtown, off the property, Paton said. Jarboe appeared to be intoxicated and troopers ordered him to leave the property, which he allegedly refused to do.

The troopers then tried to escort him from the property when Jarboe allegedly began yelling. Jarboe then allegedly grabbed one of the troopers, Paton said. Troopers arrested him and charged him with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.

From Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, Calvert sheriff’s deputies arrested five people for driving under the influence, Evans said, and arrested five people for disorderly behavior during opening weekend events.

On Friday, Brian C. McDaniel, 38, of Port Charlotte, Fla., was arrested and charged for failing to obey a lawful order after he was told several times to leave the Tiki Bar property, which he allgedly refused to do. Charles E. Reithmeyer, 57, of Leonardtown also was arrested Friday for disorderly conduct.

On Saturday, Stanley P. Drummond III, 26, of Landover, was arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order and disorderly conduct after he was told repeatedly to leave the Tiki Bar for screaming at other people but refused to do so and then allegedly became confrontational. David A. Hall, 24, of Cheltenham also was arrested Saturday for failing to obey a lawful order.

Ronald M. Holt Sr., 35, of Lexington Park was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree assault.

kfitzpatrick@somdnews.com