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Suit alleges intoxicated man struck grocery store

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

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EDWARDSVILLE — A woman filed a Dram Shop suit against Nick's Bar and Grill after an intoxicated driver allegedly drove into a grocery store. 

Theresa Madewell filed a complaint on May 4 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Curtis Lewis and Alexis Arosemena, doing business as Nick's Bar and Grill, alleging violation of the Dram Shop Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 7, 2017, Lewis was a customer at Nick's Bar and Grill in Granite City, where he became intoxicated. Madewell alleges Lewis was allowed to leave in his personal vehicle despite his intoxication. 

At the intersection of 3100 Madison Avenue and Nameoki Road, Lewis attempted to pass a motorcycle, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a nearby grocery store. The plaintiff claims he was injured in the collision. 

Madewell alleges the defendants negligently permitted Lewis to consume alcoholic beverages, to become intoxicated, to depart in an intoxicated state and to drive away in his personal vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit. 

She is represented by Morgan Scroggins of Scroggins Law Office Ltd. in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-605

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