Attorney for family of late U of L cheerleader speaks out about lawsuit against Louisville bar
An accused drunk driver and the bar that served him alcohol are being sued.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An accused drunk driver and the bar that served him alcohol are being sued.
This week, attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a former University of Louisville cheerleader. Shanae Moorman, age 25, was thrown from a car and died after a crash last year on the Gene Snyder Freeway. Police say 34-year old Bradley Caraway was driving drunk and left the scene.
Attorneys for Moorman's family have included Gerstle's Place on Frankfort Avenue in the lawsuit. They say both Moorman and the bar are responsible.
"We think that responsibilities aligns with both of them," said John DeCamillis, one of the family's attorneys.
The suit claims Caraway was nearly 3-times the legal limit several hours after the crash, and employees of the St. Matthews bar didn't do enough to stop him from getting behind the wheel.
"You're not making them count every person's drinks or asking who is driving, but you can not continually serve someone to the point that they are falling down drunk and just let them walk out and not know where they're going," said attorney Steve Romines.
Caraway entered a not guilty plea and has been released on bond.
Gerstle's Place denies liability in a claim filed in the civil case.
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