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DWI victims sue drunk driver, southside bar

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Two men who were nearly killed by a drunk driver are now suing him, a local sports bar and a convenience store.

In March 2014, Johans Bravo and James Thompson were pushing a stalled car off Staples Street near Lipes Boulevard when they were hit by Adrian Garza. Garza ran to his mother's house nearby and she immediately took him back to the scene to turn him in.

Bravo, who was a semi-pro football player, lost his left leg. The man he was helping, James Thompson, lost his right leg.
     
Both men have now hired the Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry. They are suing Garza, Talon's Sports Bar, and Snappy Foods for $1 million. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are suing Talons Sports Bar at 5506 Saratoga for serving Garza alcohol the night of the accident until he was intoxicated. Snappy Foods is another defendant listed in the lawsuit which alleges the convenience store sold Garza alcohol when he was already intoxicated.
     
In July 2016, Garza was sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing the crash. He'll be eligible for parole in March 2021.

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