Two individuals file suit against Spearmint Rhino operator, driver over drunk-driving accident

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Two Allegheny County women are suing a Pittsburgh man and the operator of a gentleman's club over injuries they sustained in an auto accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver.

Ashley Jones and Erin J. Kintzel filed a complaint on May 29 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Spearmint Rhino Cos. Worldwide Inc., Spearmint Rhino Consulting Worldwide Inc., Penn Ave Hospitality LLC and Jaymes R. Jennings alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 17, 2018, Jennings drove the plaintiffs and other individuals to Spearmint Rhino at 1620 Pennsylvania Ave., Pittsburgh. The plaintiffs allege while they were there, they and Jennings consumed alcohol. The suit states Jennings later offered the plaintiffs a ride. They allege Jennings was unable to control the vehicle and crashed into a barrier while attempting to turn on the East Ohio Street exit ramp, causing severe damages to the vehicle and the plaintiffs.

The suit states Jennings was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by Joseph R. Froetschel of Gismondi & Associates PC in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case number 19-7858

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