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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Buying someone a drink just got riskier

The woman and the bar have already faced sanctions after a fatal crash in Texas, but now prosecutors are looking at the man who bought her the last drinks before she drove home.

According to, the woman had consumed more than a dozen drinks, including shots and beers, in just a few hours before trying to drive home from the Texas bar, where she had been stumbling around. reports that the man, Kambiz Duran, is charged with a misdemeanor. The bar was cited, and the woman, Nicole Baukus, charged with the vehicular homicide. Should the man who bought her drinks, if she was visibly intoxicated and intent on leaving, be held criminally responsible in the death?


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