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Lexington Bar Tied To Deadly DUI Crash Agrees To $10K Fine, Service Loss

Posted at 9:22 AM, Apr 10, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The owners of a Lexington bar tied to a deadly DUI crash have agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and serve a 10-day service suspension as part of a plea agreement, officials said Wednesday morning.

The owners of Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon are agreeing to plead guilty to a charge of service to an intoxicated person, according to a news release by the Lexington Police Department.

The person in question was Joey Lee Bailey of Georgetown. Officials say Bailey drank alcohol at the Lexington bar and also at Roosters Wings in Georgetown on Jan. 6. Later, police say, Bailey drove his truck the wrong way for miles on Interstate Highway 75 before slamming into a vehicle driven by a Michigan family returning from a vacation in Florida

The Abbas family — 42-year-old Issam, 38-year-old Rima, 13-year-old Ali, 12-year-old Isabella, and 7-year-old Giselle — were killed, as was Bailey.

In addition to the fine and service suspension, all Horseshoes employees will undergo new training and certification on service, according to the agreement.

Officials said the plea agreement was reached Tuesday, the same day that relatives of the Abbas family sued Hosreshoes, Roosters Wings and the Bailey estate in Fayette Circuit Court.