Head-on collision by alleged drunk driver leads to suit against Dickinson bar

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jul. 25, 2011, 9:21am

GALVESTON - Texas City resident Juan Antonio Robles is suing Dickinson establishment Fishbonz Investments LLC and Bacliff native Robert Gordon Harvey over an auto wreck in League City last year, recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed July 8 in Galveston County District Court claims Harvey was intoxicated after drinking at Fishbonz Bar and Grill on March 12, 2010, when he got into an accident with Robles.

The original petition shows the plaintiff stopped his 2009 Nissan in an eastbound turning lane in the 800 block of FM 646 near 12th Street just as the respondent - in a 1999 Toyota Tacoma - "unexpectedly and without notice" entered the turning lane.

According to the suit, both parties subsequently became involved in a head-on collision.

Robles alleges Harvey just left Fishbonz prior to the event in question, stating the business "served or provided alcohol beverages to the defendant when he was at a level of intoxication where a reasonable and productive server of alcohol would not have continued to provide such alcohol."

The suit does not elaborate on the extent of the complainant's injuries, but faults respondent Harvey for failing to pay proper attention to the road.

Consequently, Robles seeks a minimum of $50,000 in damages.

Attorney Lawrence M. Tylka of League City is representing the plaintiff, and Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-1119

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