An Ohio bar has reportedly canceled a going-away party for a drunk driver convicted of causing last year’s crash that seriously injured two high school girls.
Rick’s Tavern & Grille, the business slated to host the “going to prison party,” for Samantha Harvey, 51, denounced Sunday’s event in a Facebook post. The Fairfield bar also said they plan to hold a fundraiser for the two drunk driving victims instead.
WXIX reported that in May, Harvey was drunk when she crashed into a vehicle containing two girls.
Driver Savannah Schlueter, 16, reportedly sustained multiple broken ribs, a lacerated kidney, two collapsed lungs, a traumatic brain injury, and spinal fractures.
Her friend, passenger Caila Nagel, 17, suffered similar injuries, including a brain bleed, and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Nagel spent more than 100 days in the hospital and remains in a wheelchair since last year’s wreck.
Harvey was convicted of aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence with a marijuana specification. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 3.
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[Featured image: Facebook; Savannah Schlueter/Handout]