LINDEN, N.J. — A former New Jersey police officer who was seriously injured in a crash on Staten Island and the family of one of the men who was killed have sued two bars the men visited.
NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2dyghKa ) lawyers for 25-year-old Patrik Kudlac and the family of Joseph Rodriguez have filed complaints against both bars. They claim they recklessly over-served Pedro Abad. Authorities say Abad visited Roselle bar Central Park and Curves before the crash.
Former Linden Officer Pedro Abad was driving the vehicle that hit a tractor-trailer head on. Authorities say he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24 percent. Rodriguez and another person were killed in the crash.
Abad has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter.
Curves didn’t return a call. A manager at Central Park wouldn’t comment.
Information from: NJ Advance Media.