Man accused of driving drunk, killing pregnant woman
The family of a pregnant woman allegedly killed by a drunk driver is suing the driver and the bar they say served drinks to the man.
Betty Ruth Drummond, individually and on behalf of the Mykeisha Michelle Drummond's family, and Harold Price, individually and on behalf of the unborn child, filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 in Galveston County District Court against Perry Lee Horn, A&D Interests Inc., doing business as Heartbreakers/The Club and ADA Investments of Dickinson.
According to the complaint, Horn was a customer at Heartbreakers, a gentlemen's club in Dickinson, in September 2013. He allegedly was served and consumed alcoholic drinks to the point of being intoxicated.
Horn then left the club in his Ford F-150, according to the lawsuit, and drove north on Interstate Highway 45. The driver allegedly rear-ended a car being driven by Mykeisha Drummond, who was eight months pregnant at the time. Both the 20-year-old mother and her unborn baby boy were killed in the crash.
Drummond and Price accuse Horn and the owners of the club of negligence and are suing for wrongful death.
They also allege the club and its owners violated Texas' Dram Shop Act for serving alcohol to a person who became a danger to himself and others.
The plaintiffs ask for an unspecified amount of money in damages plus costs of the lawsuit.
Attorney Genevieve B. McGarvey, of Galveston, represents Drummond and Price. They request a jury trial.
Galveston County District Court case number: 14-CV-0889.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.