Lexington Bar Agrees To Fine And Loss Of Service For Their Part In Deadly Crash

Apr 10, 2019

A Lexington bar has admitted that it overserved a patron who was later involved in a fatal DUI crash.

The Lexington Alcoholic Beverage Control Office finalized a plea agreement Tuesday with Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon. Employees there were accused of serving 41-year old Joey Bailey a beer and four double White Russians, even though he was already intoxicated when he arrived on January 6th. He left the bar and drove the wrong way on I-75, crashing and killing a family of five from Michigan and himself. According to the agreement, Horseshoes is pleading guilty to serving an intoxicated customer. The bar has to pay a $10,000 fine and can’t serve alcohol for ten days. Employees have to go through retraining and be certified on responsible alcohol service. This agreement does not affect the wrongful death lawsuits filed against the establishment by relatives of the Abass family. Roosters Wings in Georgetown is also named in the suit. That’s where investigators say Bailey was served at least two 22-ounce beers and three double White Russians. His blood alcohol level was three times over the legal limit.