Bar owners, operators named in Dram Shop suit following Hamel collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 11, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Establishments in Dorsey and Granite City are being named in a suit by a family after a woman was injured in a collision with an allegedly intoxicated driver.

EDWARDSVILLE – Establishments in Dorsey and Granite City are being sued after a woman was allegedly injured in a collision with an intoxicated driver.

Robin Sullivan and David Sullivan, as parents and natural guardians on behalf of minors Jacob Sullivan, Everett Sullivan and Ryan Sullivan, filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Sammi's Prairie Inn, Inc., Sheila M. Hayes, Dei Holdings LLC and Inn Between Tavern Inc. and Larry Lowe, citing the Dram Shop Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Aug. 19, 2016, motorist Dennis Grapperhaus was provided alcohol by the defendants and was intoxicated while driving his motor vehicle on or about South Interstate 55 in the city of Hamel. 

The plaintiffs allege Grapperhaus collided with Robin Sullivan, causing her to suffered physical injuries, pain, hospital and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for a sum not to exceed the statutory amount for injury to a person, and/or property, plus costs of suit, attorneys' fees and any other relief the court deems proper. 

They are represented by Patrick G. Johnston of Johnston Law Offices PC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1107

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