Oregon Bar Owners Will Pay At Least $1.3 Million In Drunk-Driving Death
The former owners of a restaurant in Gresham, Oregon will pay $1.3 million after being accused of serving too much alcohol to a convicted drunk driver who killed two young women reports KATU.com. The judge could more than double that amount.
Although the Golden Star Restaurant is now under different ownership, the parents of the young women sued the former owners alleging they knowingly over-served the driver and then allowed her to drive.
The bar had a history of over-serving its patrons and had received several written warnings from the Gresham police, an Oregon Liquor Control Commission fine and dozens of patron DUI arrests, according to the news report.
The two young women were celebrating the 21st birthday of one of the girls when their car was hit head on by the drunk driver going the wrong way on the highway. Neither girl had alcohol in her system.
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