Sean Morin – image from Facebook (2010)
Drinking way past your limit can lead to problems. Many people consider it etiquette to accept a free drink from a friend who is seemingly enjoying himself and wanting to “party,” but the fun can be short lived when people don’t know their limit of drinks or shots they can take.
But that’s when police get the call for drunk in public or disorderly conduct by patrons at a restaurant or bar. Police know all too well how arguments seem to erupt when an intoxicated subject gets into an argument or conflict with other people at the location.
22-year-old Sean Morin is facing felony assault charges under PC 245(a)(4) from an early Sunday, July 19 incident, with prior allegations of assault under PC 12022.7(a). Bail for Morin was set at $25,000.
According to the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department, “Dispatch advised that several subjects were involved in a physical confrontation in the middle of the roadway.” Responding officers observed three males with swelling and bleeding noses and swollen faces. Not only were they injured, but they were also under a high level of intoxication.
The victims advised officers that they were invited to a bar to party with friends, and they had each consumed four to five drinks. Two of the men had decided to take a cab after becoming intoxicated at Chicago Steak and Fish Restaurant, located at 330 North Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos.
While waiting for the taxi they were attacked by an unknown male assailant, who began to hit one of them in the face. A witness near the scene intervened and broke up the fight between two victims and several other males in the area. None of the witnesses claimed to know why the two men were attacked, but police could only ascertain that the amount of alcohol consumed had played in a major role in the assault.
Sean Morin was identified as the primary attacker and arrested.
The next court date for Morin is scheduled for Monday, November 23 at 1:30 pm in Dept 34 of the Santa Clara Superior Court.