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Bar sued for serving liquor to woman who drove into house

By Robert Hadley | Sep 23, 2015


A Madison County woman is suing a bar for serving alcohol to a patron who allegedly drove her vehicle into the plaintiff's home.

Myrtle Kirk filed suit on Sept. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court against defendants D.J.’s Bar and Grill Inc. and Debra Lovell, the holder of the bar’s liquor license. The suit includes counts for negligence in serving the liquor as well as for property damage.

According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 18, 2014, the defendant served liquor to Alexas Graham, a patron of the bar who became intoxicated and later drove her car into the plaintiff’s house.

The accident caused Kirk to allegedly suffer injuries to her back, neck, shoulders and other areas, some of which may be permanent. In addition, the complaint alleges property damage to the plaintiff’s house, the suit states.

Attorney Michael P. Glisson with the Alton firm of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glissom is representing Kirk in the lawsuit, which seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1142.

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