La Marque bar sued for serving drunk driver

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 9, 2011, 5:44am

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man is suing a La Marque bar and its owner after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident last year.

Jonathan Luna alleges that his visit to The Pig Pen on the night of Dec. 19 resulted in a rollover along the Gulf Freeway in Webster. His wife, Kelly Luna, and their young children are also plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Feb. 1 in Galveston County District Court.

The plaintiffs claim The Pig Pen knew Luna was already intoxicated after consuming numerous drinks at the establishment, but continued to serve him alcohol beverages.

Luna left the bar after 2 a.m. the morning of Dec. 20 and got into an accident in which he was ejected from the vehicle, the original petition says.

It further explains that he sustained a permanent head injury and required heart surgery.

Consequently, the complainants seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Michael G. Martinez of Friendswood is representing the plaintiffs, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge David Garner is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-0164

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