Police: Greenfield bartender overserved customers before fatal crash

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 14:08:49-04

GREENFIELD, Ind. -- A Greenfield bartender is facing criminal charges for allegedly overserving three customers – two of which died in a car crash shortly after leaving the bar.

Anthony Helsley, 22, of Greenfield, was working at Ro’s Bar and Grill at 1514 N. State Street on the evening of April 2 when, police say, he continued serving three customers after they showed “visible signs of intoxication.”

Two of  those customers – 55-year-old Scott Antony Wynn, of Greenfield, and 25-year-old Mitchell C. Wadley, of Fortville – were killed in a single-vehicle crash a short time after leaving the bar. A third passenger sustained minor injuries in the crash.

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Excise officers were called in to investigate the case after Hancock County’s Fatal Alcohol Crash team determined alcohol was a factor in the crash. During the investigation, officers learned that Helsley had reportedly been overserving the men, and also that he had allegedly never completed an alcohol server training program as required by Indiana law.

Helsley was arrested Wednesday at Ro’s Bar and Grill on two preliminary counts of sale of alcoholic beverages to intoxicated persons and one count of violation of alcohol server criteria.

Ro’s Bar and Grill was also cited for sales to intoxicated persons and failure to have the proper employee permits and server training.

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