$2.255 Million to be Paid by Police Officer and Bar to Settle Car Crash Lawsuit
Four killed by officer in drunk driving crash; Officer and bar found at fault
St. Louis website, Stltoday.com, reports an off-duty police officer and the bar which served her alcohol will pay $2.255 million to the families of the four young people who died in a car crash on March 21, 2009.
The wrongful death lawsuit states the 42-year-old police officer had consumed a “high quantity” of alcohol at O’Leary’s Restaurant & Bar before leaving to drive home. On her way home she crossed the center line and drove her Mitsubishi into the Honda about 1:45 a.m. All four passengers were killed and the driver suffered a head injury, fractured rib, liver trauma and lung and skull contusions.
The bar was included in the lawsuit because its employees knew the police officer was drunk and did not call her a cab or stop her from driving her car. It is also alleged the bar continued to serve her alcohol despite her slurred speech and unsteady gait.
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