EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing a Cottage Hills bar and its operators, alleging that their sale of alcohol to an individual contributed to a crash that caused serious injuries.

Kenneth A. Outhouse filed a complaint on June 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against 308 MacArthur Inc., doing business as Doc Holliday's Saloon and Eatery, and Bret W. Dixon, Steven Vollmer and Alexus Pate, alleging the defendants failed in their duty to properly sell liquor to the general public.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 28, 2016, he suffered severe injuries when his vehicle was struck by Pate's vehicle. 

Pate allegedly drove her vehicle after drinking alcohol sold by Doc Holliday's Saloon and Eatery. 

As a result, Outhouse claims he suffered great physical and emotional pain, lost wages and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants sold and gave Pate alcoholic beverages, thereby causing her to drive her vehicle while intoxicated and run a stop sign, striking plaintiff's vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of the suit and other relief the court shall deem proper. 

He is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-802

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