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Knightdale Bar Shut Down Following Complaints

Posted December 12, 2006 9:43 a.m. EST

— A Knightdale bar at the center of a drunken driving lawsuit has shut down.

In March, Deputy Walter Martin stopped to help James Warren, who was passed out on the side of the road.

Authorities said Samuel Morris, a customer at the Knightdale Ale House hit the deputy's car, killing Warren and injuring Martin.

Martin and Warren's wife, Susan, filed a negligence lawsuit, claiming the bar consistently over-serves customers.

The bar, originally called Highbeams, is now closed.