A Texas bartender accused of serving alcohol to a person simply earlier than he carried out a lethal taking pictures at a celebration in 2017 has been arrested.
Lindsey Glass, 27, was arrested final week by Plano police after being accused of violating a state regulation that prohibits folks from negligently promoting an alcoholic beverage “to a ordinary drunkard or an intoxicated or insane particular person.”
The misdemeanor offense carries as much as a 12 months in jail, a most $500 wonderful or each.
Glass was working on the Native Public Home on Sept. 10, 2017, when authorities say she served 32-year-old Spencer Hight a number of drinks regardless of him being visibly intoxicated. A medical expert later decided that his blood alcohol degree was 4 instances the state’s authorized restrict, CBS Information reported.
Hight allegedly produced a knife and a gun, that are prohibited by regulation from Texas bars, and instructed Glass he “had soiled work to do,” in keeping with a textual content message Glass despatched to a fellow bartender on the time, KXAS-TV in Fort Value reported.
Hight finally left the bar and drove to his estranged spouse’s dwelling, the place he fatally shot her and 7 different folks at a soccer recreation viewing get together. Hight was killed by responding police.
Glass’ lawyer, Scott Palmer, denied that his consumer was answerable for Hight’s actions.
“Spencer Hight’s determination to destroy the lives of eight different folks is unrelated to the 4 drinks that Hight consumed on the Native Public Home on September 10, 2017,” Palmer stated in a press release to CBS Information.
Palmer added that Glass, who was mates with Hight and his estranged spouse, flagged his habits to a co-worker and the bar’s proprietor was contacted, however their considerations had been ignored. The bar’s proprietor reportedly suggested the employees in opposition to calling 911 when requested. Glass and her co-worker then went to Hight’s estranged spouse’s dwelling and, once they noticed his automotive was there, they known as 911.
“Lindsey was the one one that tried to cease Hight,” Palmer stated. “When Lindsey grew to become suspicious of Hight, she contacted her supervisor. When her supervisor’s efforts didn’t resolve Lindsey’s considerations, she adopted Hight after which, as her considerations grew, she known as 911. Lindsey by no means anticipated for Hight to commit this horrific act.”