A Canadian who in 2019 drove drunk, lost control of his car and crashed into a house, triggering a huge gas explosion that devastated a neighborhood in London, Ont., is suing the concert hall that served as his home alcohol, according to reports.
CBC reported that Daniella Leis, 26, claims in the lawsuit that Ovations Ontario Food Services is partly responsible for several civil lawsuits filed by victims affected by the explosion against her and her father, Shawn Leis. In total, the two face six trials.
Leis pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm in October and was sentenced to three years in prison in February 2021.
During the trial, CBC said, it was revealed that Leis was returning home from a Marilyn Manson concert at Budweiser Gardens on August 14, 2019 when she took the wrong direction on Queen’s Avenue before plowing a house on Woodman Avenue.
The accident resulted in the rupture of the gas line to the brick house.
Crews were able to get Leis out of the car and clear the area after detecting the gas leak, and 15 minutes later the house exploded.
The incident forced the evacuation of 100 homes, with a dozen homes damaged and three of those homes sustaining major damage and demolished.
Leis claims in her lawsuit that Ovations or their employees served her alcohol “when they knew or should have known she was or would become intoxicated,” CBC reported.
The lawsuit also alleges that the company failed to provide properly trained bouncers to monitor the drunkenness of those leaving, Ovations failed to verify her “intended mode of transportation” as she left in an intoxicated state. drunk, and the staff expelled her from the place without ensuring that she would not drive home.