Officer Miller leaves the courthouse after being placed under house arrest.
If someone gets drunk at a bar or restaurant and causes a fatal crash, should that establishment be held partially accountable for the life or lives lost?
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- The parents of four young people who died in a wrong-way accident have sued the driver of the other vehicle -- a police officer -- for wrongful death.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in St. Louis County against 41-year-old Christine Miller, a suburban St. Louis police officer.
The lawsuit says Miller was drinking heavily at a bar near her police station before driving on the wrong side of a road early March 21 and slamming into another vehicle. The four passengers in the other car died instantly. All were from India.
The suit also accuses O'Leary's Restaurant and Bar of serving her alcohol past the point of intoxication and failing to stop her from driving that night.
Miller was charged last week with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
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