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Former legislator sues estate of dead man

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 23 2013 05:17:56 PM CDT
LARRY WOMBLE
WINSTON-SALEM -

A former North Carolina legislator who was seriously injured in a 2011 car crash is suing the estate of the man killed in the accident as well as the bar which he says served the victim too much alcohol.
    
The Winston-Salem Journal reports former State Rep. Larry Womble filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that David Allen Carmichael drank too much and was driving recklessly, leading to the crash that killed him.
    
Womble also sued 6th & Vine, a bar and restaurant which he says served Carmichael too much alcohol, even after it was evident that Carmichael was intoxicated.
    
The lawsuit seeks more than $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
    
Womble was initially charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Last November, the charges were dismissed after further investigation.