Sons sue Irish pub, Mexican restaurant over father's death in motorcycle crash

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019


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GALVESTON — The sons of a man who perished in a motorcycle accident in League City more than a year ago have pursued legal action against the establishments they assert served him alcoholic beverages before his death.

According to recent Galveston County District Court records, Justin and Jacob Wayne Rogers are suing Molly’s Pub, La Brisa, and others in response to the Oct. 13, 2017 incident which claimed the life of Shawn Michael Rogers.

The siblings’ suit explains that their late father began drinking at a Molly’s Pub in Kemah. The establishment and one of its employees continued to serve the decedent though he was “obviously intoxicated, Galveston County 405th District Court filings dated Apr. 4 say.

The elder Rogers then purportedly “staggered out” of Molly’s Pub and went to La Brisa to continue drinking. The Mexican eatery served him copious amounts of alcohol despite his obvious intoxication, the original petition says.

Shawn Michael Rogers ultimately departed La Brisa “in a highly intoxicated state.” Court documents allege that the decedent traveled on League City Parkway at a high rate of speed, which caused him to lose control and crash.

The complainants seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Spencer G. Markle of the law firm Markle De La Cruz LLP in Houston serves as their lead counsel.

Galveston County 405th District Court Case No. 19-CV-0621

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