14 charged during Ziggy’s ‘Barstool Blackout’ event

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Crowd forms outside Ziggy's nightclub in downtown Winston-Salem. (WGHP File Photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police in Winston-Salem say they charged 14 patrons Wednesday night during a packed event at a downtown nightclub.

In a news release, police said officers were helping state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents with a compliance check at Ziggy’s during the club’s “Barstool Blackout” event.

About 700 people, most of whom were college students, attended the event, police said.

In total, ALE agents charged 14 people with underage drinking, police said.

In addition, police said they arrested four of the people who were charged for other offenses including trespassing, resisting an officer, and urinating in public.

Police said the investigation was ongoing, but no other details were provided.

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