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Man files Dram Shop suit after allegedly being struck by drunk driver

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 18, 2016


BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County resident is suing after he was allegedly struck by a drunk driver as he was walking across a road.

Jerry Michael Kritz filed the suit April 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Brahmanikrupa Inc., doing business as County Line Quick Shop and Countyline Quickshop.

According to the complaint, on April 10, 2015, the defendant sold or gave alcoholic beverages to a female customer.

Kritz alleges the woman drank the alcohol, became intoxication and negligently drove her vehicle in such a manner that it struck the plaintiff while he was walking on Robin Court, the suit claims.

Kritz claims he sustained injuries of a permanent and lasting nature, will continue to spend money on medical care, will continue to lose employment time, will lose wages and will continue to be unable to tend to his normal affairs, the suit states.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and other relief the court deems proper. He is represented by Mark C. Scoggins and Clay B. St. Clair of Crowder & Scoggins Ltd. in Columbia.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-191

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