A Montana woman whose mother and daughter died in a drunken driving crash has filed a lawsuit against a Helena bar, alleging the driver was served alcohol shortly before the crash, despite being visibly intoxicated. Heather Smith, the plaintiff, filed the lawsuit against O’Toole’s Bar and Lounge, the estate of Joyce O’Toole, (the former owner), and the bar employee who served the alcohol. The driver, 22-year-old Arielle Michelle Schescke, has pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide for the April 30 deaths of 51-year-old Mildred Richard and 16-year-old Justine Smith. Schescke is to be sentenced this month and the civil lawsuit will proceed against all defendants.
Source: Insurance Journal and The Independent Record
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