R.S.F. and others were injured when a drunk driver crossed the center of the highway, struck their vehicle and forced it off the roadway. Just prior to the collision, the defendant had left a bar, where he had been drinking, in his own words, “a lot.” He later tested with a blood alcohol content of .159 and was arrested for DUI. The injuries included a fractured arm and cervical disc injury and fusion surgery.
Circuit Court of Lawrence County, Mt. Vernon, MO
R.S.F. et al. v. Robert M. Heising, et al.
$525,000.00 Arbitration Award