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Three Lawsuits Follow Fatal Auto Accident Caused By Underage Drunk Driver

Three lawsuits have now been filed against a now 20-year-old who killed two teens and injured another last year while driving “super drunk” on a Michigan highway. The fatal crash occurred on U.S. 23 in Pittsfield Township about 4 p.m. July 3, 2014, when the freeway was filled with holiday traffic. The drunk driver was headed north in a pickup truck when he crossed the median and crashed head-on into a Mercury Sable carrying the teenagers. His BAC was .22 percent, according to the lawsuits. The lawsuits also claim his parents are responsible for furnishing the alcohol that made the underage driver intoxicated, even if they didn’t knowingly supply it. An attorney for one of the plaintiffs said that the teen had access to alcohol because his father brews his own beer at their home and that his parents knew or should have known that their son was an alcoholic. Each lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $25,000.

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