It looked like SC Venue Crisis had landed its latest poster child when a Cayce sports bar announced this month it was closing because of rising liability insurance rates. But just a day later, The Post and Courier’s Hannah Wade reports, Henry’s got hit with a lawsuit alleging that it had overserved an inebriated customer who left the bar, crashed into one car, drove away and crashed into another, this time killing a 17-year-old girl and her grandfather.

And in an instant, that tragic wreck provided the essential context that bar owners and their supporters keep hoping no one will notice as they try to convince the Legislature to abolish one of the most important tools South Carolina has in our fight against drunk driving.

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