Mother claims wings restaurant served son alcohol on night of accident

By John Suayan | Oct 31, 2017

HOUSTON – Claiming a Humble BreWingZ contributed to her son being fatally struck by a vehicle almost two weeks ago, Texas resident Ruschelle Stembler has pursued legal action.

Stembler filed a lawsuit in the Harris County 157th District Court on Oct. 30. The suit alleges BreWingZ served the late TJ Stembler alcoholic beverages on the evening of Oct. 19.

BreWingZ apparently knew the decedent was already intoxicated.

Court papers further state that TJ Stembler left the business in an “obviously” intoxicated state.

“While operating his vehicle, TJ Stembler pulled his vehicle to the shoulder of US 69 in Humble, Texas,” the original petition says. “While in an intoxicated state, TJ Stembler exited his vehicle and was struck by a passing motorist.”

The plaintiff’s son later succumbed to his injuries.

Consequently, she seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorneys Keith C. Purdue, E. Michael Grossman, and Greg W. Turman of the Grossman Law Offices, P.C. in Dallas are representing Ruschelle Stembler.

Harris County 157th District Court Case No. 2017-73022

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