TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled a convicted drunken driver has the right to sue the bar that served him.
Wednesday’s 5-2 ruling stems from a 2006 motorcycle crash in which Frederick Voss had a blood-alcohol level of .196 percent, which is nearly two and a half times the legal limit of .08 percent.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Johnson & Johnson Shipment In Transit To Tri-State
Voss later pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.
He sued the Toms River restaurant Tiffany’s, claiming it negligently kept serving him.READ MORE: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
The tavern said the suit isn’t allowed under a state law that says people convicted of DWI cannot sue.
The court ruled that law pertains to insurance claims, not to those who serve drinks.
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