Alleged drunk driver seeks to transfer injury lawsuit

David Yates Jul. 26, 2011, 6:52am

A man accused of driving while intoxicated is asking a local judge to transfer the personal injury lawsuit against him.

As previously reported, Laretta Hill filed suit against Karlon Travis Bowen, Kandace Bowen, Mid-County Ventures and Whiskey River on April 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

In her suit, Hill claims she was riding in a vehicle driven by Bowen traveling east on Interstate 10 when Bowen took the exit ramp at milepost 856 and struck the concrete crash pad.

On June 16 Bowen filed a motion to transfer the lawsuit to Orange County, arguing that the collision occurred in Rose City.

Hill claims she sustained injuries, physical impairment, disfigurement, extreme physical and mental pain and suffering and anguish, the suit states. In addition, she incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Brian D. Sutton and Stephanie H. Harris of Sutton and Jacobs in Beaumont represent her.

Houston attorney Glenn Fahl represents Bowen.

The case is assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D189-736

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