Considering A Dram Shop Case Against Two Wheels Down? Here's What You Need To Know
I've been suing irresponsible bars for over-serving alcohol for 30 years. My experience handling hundreds of cases has repeatedly shown me just how many bars fail to follow alcohol service regulations, as well as the tragedies that all too often result. While people might see or hear about a drunk driving accident from time to time, they don't tend to hear about the role that reckless bars play in those accidents. In order to call more attention to this issue, I dedicate a portion of my time to reviewing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's complaint records and reporting my findings here on my website. If you think you may have a dram shop (liquor liability) claim and have questions about how to proceed, don't hesitate to call me at (855) 326-0000.
Two Wheels Down is a bar located in Houston, Texas. In recent years, it has attracted a substantial amount of attention from the TABC due to allegations of liquor law violations. Between 2018 and 2019, authorities conducted three separate investigations into the bar's alcohol service practices.
In my experience, it is uncommon for a bar without a history of run-ins with the TABC to end up on the hook for contributing to a wrongful death or injury. Virtually every bar I have ever sued was already on the authorities' radar. That's why I pay close attention to bars with several recent complaints against them. The more investigations a bar has had, the greater my concern is that it could one day cause an accident.
Note: Investigations are not proof of wrongdoing. However, if authorities investigate and fail to find evidence, it doesn't necessarily mean an establishment is innocent, either. The purpose of this article is simply to relay publicly-available information about incidents where the TABC has investigated Two Wheels Down for possible criminal or administrative violations.
TABC Investigations of Two Wheels Down Between 2018 and 2019
Houston - 6225 Greens Road
On 01/31/2018, a concerned citizen filed a complaint with the TABC, alleging that staff was drinking on the job and sold alcohol during prohibited hours.
Authorities looked into the matter shortly thereafter. For most liquor law violations, the TABC requires either video footage of the incident or eyewitness testimony from one of its agents in order to take action. Having neither, authorities concluded their work on the case on 03/27/2018.
The TABC received a citizen complaint on 11/13/2019, claiming a breach of the peace (typically a fight) occurred.
TABC agents launched an investigation but failed to find any hard evidence of a violation. Unable to take any further action, authorities closed the case on 11/26/2019.
A member of the Houston community filed a complaint on 02/24/2020, accusing the bar of selling alcohol during prohibited hours.
An investigation ensued, but authorities were unable to locate any proof of wrongdoing. On 02/28/2020, the case came to a close without any further action.
Texas Law Says Accident Victims Can Sue Bad Bars
If you would like to learn more about Texas dram shop law (i.e. lawsuits against bars who play a role in injurious or fatal accidents), please visit our Texas Dram Shop Law Info Page.