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Man alleges intoxicated driver caused Alton crash


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 9, 2018

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EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger is suing the driver for allegedly causing an Alton collision while intoxicated. 

George Thayer filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in Madison County Circuit Court against Stephen Duffy, alleging he failed to exercise reasonable care and caution while operating a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle driven by the defendant. While traveling east on West Broadway in Alton, the defendant allegedly lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and overturned. Thayer alleges Duffy was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash. 

The plaintiff claims he sustained injuries, disfigurement, medical expenses and lost wages. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-1268

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