The Austin sports bar Cover 2 has been sued by the family of drunk driving victims killed by an intoxicated driver allegedly served at the restaurant. The lawsuit alleges the bar was negligent when it allowed the suspected drunk driver to consume alcohol until he was intoxicated and let him leave while drunk. The parents of the 10-year-old and 15-year-old who died in the April 22 crash are seeking damages in excess of $1 million, according to court documents.
The mother was driving the children who were killed, and two of her sons were seriously injured, when the driver slammed into the back of their vehicle, police said.
Cover 2 denies any wrongdoing. The bar says the allegations against it are invalid and should be stricken.
The suspected drunken driver has been charged with two counts of murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He had previously been arrested twice for driving while intoxicated, according to court records.
The family has also separately sued Nissan, alleging the family’s Altima’s safety features were inadequate. The lawsuit alleges gross negligence and wrongful death against the carmaker.
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