Woman who caused $15 million in damages for drunk driving sues the company that served her

Woman who caused $15 million in damages for drunk driving sues the company that served her

  • A 26-year-old was in an explosive accident while leaving a 2019 Marilyn Manson concert in Canada.
  • She was sentenced to three years in prison and is suing a beverage company for its part in her behavior.
  • The documents allege that the company should share liability in the civil lawsuits against it.

A 26-year-old woman left a Marilyn Manson concert drunk and devastated residents of a Canadian street after an explosive car accident.

Daniella Leis, who pleaded guilty to four counts of drunk driving causing bodily harm in October 2020, caused an estimated $10 million to $15 million in damage. She was sentenced to three years in prison in February 2021 and is now suing her place for kicking her out of the place despite her level of intoxication, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Referred to as the “car bombing” fiasco by the CBC, the incident occurred on August 14, 2019, at 450 Woodman Ave in London, Ontario, Canada, a seven-minute drive from the show at Budweiser Gardens Stadium. Leis crashed her Ford Fusion, which had been registered to her father, into a single house. But moments later, a ruptured gas line caused by the accident caused an explosion that ripped apart four houses and injured seven people nearby, according to CBC.

She also faced legal backlash in at least six victims of civil lawsuits urging her to pay damages, according to The Independent. This has prompted Leis and her father, Shawn, to file a lawsuit against Ovations Ontario Food Services, who they believe should also share some of the liability.

According to CBC, Leis and her father accuse Ovations Ontario Food Services of disregarding her “intended mode of transportation, as she existed at Budweiser Gardens when they knew or should have known she was or appealed to be intoxicated and/or injured.”

The couple also accuses the company and/or servers of serving Leis “when they knew or should have known she was or would be intoxicated,” the CBC reported. The lawsuit added that the workers had “removed Leis from the location without taking steps to ensure she did not drive home,” according to the New York Post.

Insider was unable to obtain a copy of the legal documents. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Oak View Group, owner of Ovations Ontario Food Services, did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. Leis was not immediately available for comment.

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