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Woman sues bar

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:34 p.m.

A Greensburg woman who celebrated her 21st birthday at a Hempfield Township bar and later broke seven teeth after falling from a vehicle in a drunken stupor filed a lawsuit Monday against the bar.

Tiffany S. Lucas, 22, of 732 Adams St., went to the now-closed Loft Lounge on April 6, 2003, and was served at least 13 drinks in 90 minutes, according to a complaint filed on her behalf by Greensburg lawyer Jon M. Lewis.

"At one point, she asked for water, and they gave her another (alcoholic) drink. I think that's terrible," Lewis said.

On the ride home, Lucas reportedly became ill and fell from a van in which she was riding. Her face struck the pavement and she broke seven teeth and incurred other facial injuries.

Lucas "was carried out of the Loft's bar, and was ... pretty much in a blacked-out condition," the suit states.

According to Lewis, Lucas has since had her teeth repaired, but she still has pain, headaches and difficulty breathing from her nose as a result of the fall.

The suit seeks damages in excess of $30,000 from The Loft Lounge, its owner, Vincent DeFloria, and McCarn Inc.

The Loft Lounge, on Willow Crossing Road, closed last month when DeFloria purchased a bar called the Country Crossroads near the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Mt. Pleasant Township.

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