Lawsuit: Texas Roadhouse Served 'Excessive Number of Alcoholic Beverages to Keene'
SAN ANGELO, TX — Babs and Raymond Jarmon have sued Texas Roadhouse in district court seeking $1 million in damages. The Jarmon’s suit claims Texas Roadhouse served Michael Keene alcohol on the night of June 15, 2015 before he struck and Killed their daughter Gisele Jarmon with his vehicle.
According to the suit, Texas Roadhouse employees, “served an excessive number of alcoholic beverages to Keene, even though it was apparent to Texas Roadhouse, through its employees that Keene was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others.”
The suit contends that Texas Roadhouse allowed Keene to leave and when he did, “Keene was traveling east on the frontage road of Houston Harte Freeway when he struck pedestrian, Gisele R. Jarmon. Gisele R. Jarmon died from the injuries that she sustained in the collision. After striking Gisele, Keene fled the scene of the collision.”
The Jarmons' state in the suit that the collision was the result of Keene’s ‘severe intoxication’. Keene, 20-year-old that night, was an employee of Texas Roadhouse at the time and was drinking under age illegally.
The suit states the Jarmons are entitled to recover damages including pain and mental anguish; medical expenses and funeral and burial expenses. The Jarmons are seeking a jury trial. It was filed by the Jarmons' San Angelo attorney Jon J. Bailey.
Texas Roadhouse answered the suit in August 2017. In the response, Texas Roadhouse, “denies each and every fact alleged by Plaintiffs and demands strict proof thereof.”
Texas Roadhouse states in its response that “At this time, (Texas Roadhouse) cannot confirm whether Michael Keene drank alcohol at (Texas Roadhouse) on the date of the incident.
On January 26, 2018 a hearing was held in this civil case. The hearing was on a motion to compel Texas Roadhouse to provide documentation to the Jarmons' attorney. The court took the matter under advisement. There are no other court dates scheduled at this time.
Michael Keene was found not guilty on one count of an accident involving death and one count of manslaughter by a Schleicher County jury on Monday. The trial was moved from Tom Green County because of pretrial publicity.