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Riverside Saloon accused of violating Dram Shop Act

By Michael Abella | Dec 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A patron is suing beer concessionaires, alleging unlawful sale of alcohol to an intoxicated person and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Harold Sutterer II filed a complaint on Nov. 17 in the Madison County Circuit Court against TRKYMIK Inc., doing business as Riverside Saloon, and Anita J. Bowman, alleging they violated the Dram Shop Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 25, as a direct and proximate result of the defendants' actions, an intoxicated unknown person pushed him out of his chair, smashing him into a pool table and knocking him to the floor.

As a result, he claims he suffered pain and suffering, lost wages and incurred medical expenses, he alleges.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently sold or gave alcohol to an unknown intoxicated patron.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs of suit.

He is represented by Allan L. Napp of Schrempf, Kelly & Napp Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1596

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