Two Iowa bars face lawsuits for over-serving

Two businesses in Iowa that serve alcoholic drinks are facing lawsuits in connection to the motorcycle crash last year that left Kathlyn Leekley dead and seriously injured Derek Lee Martie, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported on May 23.

According to the lawsuits filed by Leekley’s family and Martie last April, Heartland Acres Agribition Center and Bucketz Bar & Grill served pickup truck driver Bryan Cornwell, 22, until he was extremely drunk. Cornwell, who had an alcohol content of 0.214 an hour after the accident, reportedly crossed a median line on Dubuque Road and crashed into the motorcycle occupied by Martie and Leekley. Leekley was thrown from the motorcycle and died days later. Martie sustained life-threatening injuries and is permanently damaged from the incident. Appropriate charges were filed against Cornwell, who was given a 32-year sentence last March.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our lawyers understand the emotional, physical and financial loss that families suffer when they lose a loved one to a drunk driving accident. If this has happened to someone you love, we may help you pursue damages and hold the responsible parties responsible. Tell us your situation today at 877-327-2600

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