A Florida man is accused of causing a drunken driving accident that left a Kennesaw Mountain High School custodian dead, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Keven T. Inman was reportedly drinking with his brother Kelven Inman before causing the fatal wreck on Kennesaw Due West Road, near the high school. John "Steve" Bryan was driving home from work at the school when he was killed in the accident.
According to Cobb police, Keven was driving a 2008 Suzuki Forenza when he allegedly rear-ended a 2000 Saturn SW2, causing the Saturn to run off the side of the road. The car crashed through a fence and came to a stop in an embankment, according to authorities. Bowman, the driver of the Saturn, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Kelven and Keven were also taken to WellStar for treatment. Kelven was reportedly in serious condition, but Keven was released soon after and transported to Cobb County Jail.
Keven has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, DUI, following too closely, reckless driving, and serious injury by vehicle. In general, you can get a vehicular homicide charge for killing someone while driving drunk. If Keven is convicted, he could spend up to 15 years in prison.
Authorities believe the Inman brothers may have been drinking at an establishment before the accident. They're now looking into whether the establishment served Keven too much alcohol.
If so, the bar or restaurant could be liable under Georgia's dram shop law. The law allows a DUI crash victim, or his family, to sue an establishment for serving alcohol to the intoxicated driver.
A bar or restaurant can be held liable if its employees served alcohol to a customer who was visibly intoxicated to the point that a reasonable person would notice. Obvious signs of drunkenness include slurred speech, clumsy movements, or a belligerent attitude.
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