Bartender charged with selling drinks to woman, 20, who fell
CLEVELAND (AP) — A bartender at a Cleveland bar where a 20-year-old woman was critically injured falling from a balcony on St. Patrick’s Day has been charged with selling alcohol to someone under 21.
Court records show bartender Carisa Buehner is charged with the first-degree misdemeanor. Cleveland.com reports court records say Buehner sold three mixed vodka drinks to Megan Keefe and surveillance video showed Buehner give Keefe the drinks without asking for her ID.
A message left Thursday at a phone listing for Buehner in Chardon hasn’t been returned.
Keefe fell about 15 feet from the inside second-story balcony and struck her head on a granite railing. Her injuries included fractures to her skull and vertebrae.
A lawsuit Keefe’s parents filed against the bar says Keefe remains unconscious and needs constant care.
This story has been corrected to show the bartender’s surname is Buehner, not Beuhner.
Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com