The place to go for a DUII
OR - The weekend of the Vagos biker gang rally in Grants Pass,
OR found a drastic increase in police to combat the threat of this organization.
With close to 200
officers and almost as many bikers during the weekend, the police were
able to shadow every movement of the members of this "outlaw gang"
and on Saturday June 4th they led the police to Club 71. Some twenty,
or so, members filed into the Club 71 parking lot in taxis, and in one
case an RV, only to be met by as many Oregon State Police Officers and
undercover agents of unknown affiliation. The Vagos made their way into
the only Josephine County strip club and according to many there, "didn't
have that great of a time."
was due in part to the strong police presence as well as that of the
Sunny Valley Action Group protesting the club. According to several
of the protestors owner Larry Lacey would come out and tell them, "You
know those Vagos guys are talkin' a lot of trash about you." And
he would get frustrated when the protesters wouldn't react to his taunts.
the Vagos Rally did was call the attention of the club (71) to the Oregon
State Police who have jurisdiction over Oregon's Highways," said
one protestor who wanted to remain anonymous.
According to many
this is going to heighten patrols along the highway near Club 71 in
hopes to curb the amount of drunken drivers coming out of the club,
and the US~Observer has learned that there will, in fact, be a concerted
effort to enforce the Oregon State drinking and driving laws in that
According to Jerry
Franklin, one of the Sunny Valley residents who is protesting, "Had
this upcoming effort been put in place prior to April 22nd, perhaps
no one would have gotten hurt in that horrible accident which involved
one of Club 71's dancer's husband and an intoxicated club patron, both
of whom were transported to the hospital for their injuries."
has credible information that both involved parties plan to file suit
against Club 71 for the over-serving of Timothy Little, the driver who
had been drinking at the establishment prior to the accident.
With the effort
to curb drinking and driving in the area, if you don't want a DUII you
shouldn't drink then drive from Club 71. Or as one of the protestors
stated, "Just don't go to Club 71 at all.”
Richard Larry Lacey, owner of Club 71, and counsel during
Note: We have recently received information that Club 71 owner Richard
Larry Lacey will be facing charges of Reckless Endangerment. One evening
as Lacey was driving his vehicle past the protestors that gather in
front of his establishment, he swerved toward several of them , knocking
a sign out of one man’s hands and frightening several.
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