Courts & Crime

Man crashes scooter after too many drinks, sues bar

MANATEE, Fla. — A 73-year-old man is suing a bar after he crashed his motorized scooter after too many drinks, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

John Wasko is suing The Oasis for more than $15,000, claiming bar staff "should have known that he was . . . addicted to alcohol," the lawsuit states.

Wasko was served numerous drinks before he left the bar on his scooter on Jan. 18. He crossed Manatee Avenue West at 55th Street West when he was struck by a vehicle.

Wasko was cited by Bradenton Police Department officers for walking into the path of a vehicle. He was taken to Blake Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

He was later adjudicated guilty for the traffic citation, according to court records.

Wasko sustained injuries from the crash that he blames on the bar.

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