Gold Club sued after fatal drunk-driving collision

David Yates Jun. 14, 2012, 8:38am


The Gold Club is being blamed for over-serving three men and allowing them to drive home intoxicated, which led to a crash that claimed all three men's lives.

Representing the estate of Justin Lee Anderson-Brown, Stacy Brown filed suit against Fannett Entertainment (Gold Club), PML Clubs and William Grimes, on June 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on March 6 Anderson-Brown, Grimes and Travis Crisman arrived at the Gold Club around 10:30 p.m. and continued to drink until the early morning hours of March 7.

"The Gold Club continued to ... sell alcoholic beverages to (the men) when they were obviously intoxicated to the extent they each presented a clear danger to their personal selves and others," the suit states.

The employees allegedly allowed the men to climb into a pickup truck and leave, according to the suit.

As a result, Grimes lost control of the truck, which flew off an embankment and collided head-on with a tree, causing a "fiery crash" that claimed the lives of all three men, the suit states.

Anderson-Brown and Crisman were trapped inside the vehicle as it burned. Grimes was ejected through the windshield upon impact.

The plaintiff is suing for wrongful death damages.

Bellaire attorney Mark Weycer represents her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-533

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