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Jury Awards $28 Millions in Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

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A young woman died in 2009 when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck head-on by another vehicle. Her boyfriend suffered severe injuries and died seven months later from an overdose of pain medication. The driver of the other vehicle was driving under the influence at the time of the accident. His blood alcohol content was 0.226, nearly three times the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

Four lawsuits were filed against the drunk driver and the Elks Lodge where he was able to consume unlimited beer during a gun bash. The suits claimed the driver was driving intoxicated and at a high rate of speed and the lodge allowed him to consume too much alcohol. The lodge provided self-serving kegs for the event; the suit claimed that no one was in charge to make sure people were not too drunk to drive.

The jury found the drunk driver 60 percent responsible for the accident and the Elks Lodge 40 percent responsible. The woman’s family was awarded $7 million; her boyfriend’s family received $8.3 million. $10 million in punitive damages will be split among the plaintiffs. The attorney for the Elks Lodge said an appeal is possible.

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