Sellers of Petrol to Drunk Drivers May Be Liable for Subsequent Accidents

'"The [Tennessee] Supreme Court has ruled that store owners can be sued for causing injuries in a drunken driving accident if they sold gas to an intoxicated driver." Employees at an Exxon station on Rutledge Pike in Knoxville allowed Brian Lee Tarver to buy $3 worth of gas and even helped him pump it when he seemed unable to work the controls. Victims of his subsequent drunk-driving crash sued the station.

Originally by Walter Olson at Overlawyered, 9:02 PM