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B.C. bartender has 25 drinks, gets head injury, sues bars

A bartender is suing various Vancouver pubs for allegedly over-serving him after he consumed 25 drinks, fell and sustained a head injury in 2016.
A bartender is alleging negligence against bars that he says over-served him.

A Vancouver bartender who consumed 25 drinks at various Vancouver bars, fell and sustained a head injury, is suing those clubs for negligence.

Bradley Roger Johnson’s personal injury action alleges various companies and bars served him excessive amounts of alcohol.

Johnson claims in a B.C. Supreme Court case that he fell and suffered a head injury while severely intoxicated after leaving The Roxy Cabaret on Granville Street in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2016.

Johnson, according to an April 22 court application ruling, finished a bartending shift at The Kingston Taphouse and Grille, and drank two double vodka and sodas between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Then he went to Studio Lounge and Nightclub, where he drank two Strongbow ciders and two shots of whiskey, state court documents. He left at about 12:30 a.m.

Next, he went to Relish the Pub, where he drank four 12-ounce Lonetree ciders, a double vodka and soda and a shot of whiskey. He left at about 2:15 a.m.

Lastly, he went to The Roxy. Between 2:21 a.m and 3:10 a.m., he drank three double vodka and sodas, three shots of whiskey and one unidentified shot, according to the ruling.

On March 12, 2019, the Roxy filed a response to Johnson’s notice of civil claim pleading that Johnson was intoxicated when he arrived at The Roxy.

The Roxy said if Johnson suffered any injury, it was solely the result of the negligence of the other establishments. The Roxy denied negligence.

Johnson is suing The Roxy Cabaret Ltd., Irvin Walkes, Marc Mital, Brian Boissonnault, Jarrad Bolt, Relish the Pub and Mint Palace Holdings Inc., 0890255 B.C. Ltd., formerly doing business as Studio Lounge and Nightclub.

The April 22 decision added The Kingston to the case as a defendant.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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