ST. LOUIS – A suit has been filed against the operator of the Budweiser Brew House in St. Louis after an alleged patron drove while intoxicated and caused a fatal accident in Illinois.
Duyen Xin, individually and as next friend of kin of Lyn Cheng, deceased filed a complaint on Jan. 15 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Ballpark Village, Outfield Brew House LLC, et al. seeking punitive damages.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 20, 2018, Brandon Bell was a patron of the Budweiser Brew House, was served alcohol while he was visibly intoxicated. The suit states after leaving the property, Bell drove while intoxicated and was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Illinois and collided head-on with Cheng's vehicle, causing her injuries and death.
The plaintiff holds Ballpark Village, et al. responsible because Outfield Brew House allegedly acted with reckless indifference and conscious disregard for the safety of others because it knew or had reason to know that serving Bell liquor while he was visibly intoxicated "presented a high degree of probability" that he would inflict injury.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $25,000, plus costs and all other relief deemed just and appropriate. She is represented by John T. Hipskind and Bardy McAninch of Hipskind & McAninch LLC in Belleville, Illinois.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc00123