A Winston-Salem bar and restaurant may pay a heavy price for allegedly over serving a man who then caused a serious accident in which he was killed and another driver was severely injured.
The surviving driver, former State Rep. Larry Womble, has now filed a lawsuit against David Allen Carmichael’s estate as well as 6th & Vine, the establishment where Carmichael was drinking before the fatal crash.
In his personal injury claim, Womble says that 6th & Vine continued to serve Carmichael alcohol despite it being evident that Carmichael was intoxicated. A test administered after the wreck showed Carmichael had a .29 blood-alcohol level. Womble’s lawsuit seeks more than $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, this is not the first time that 6th & Vine has been sued for involvement in a fatal alcohol-related collision. In 2008, the bar settled with the family of an individual killed by another bar patron driving under the influence.