A-4228 would prevent drivers convicted of DWI from suing bars which served them for their injuries. 

Even though his blood alcohol level was nearly two and a half times the legal limit, Frederick Voss filed suit under the Dram Shop Act.  The New Jersey Supreme Court ultimately sided with Voss in a 5-2 decision, stating that existing law does not explicitly bar drunken drivers for suing for their own injuries.

The decision was a kick in the gut to New Jersey’s restaurateurs, but A-4228 is a first step toward protecting our business community from the Supreme Court’s misinterpretation of the law.