The widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Brian Lorenzo is suing the Bensalem T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant that served alcohol to the wrong-way driver who allegedly struck and killed him last month.
Also named as defendants in the suit, filed late Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, is the restaurant’s parent company, Carlson, and John D. Leck Jr., identified as the driver of the Audi A6 that struck and killed Lorenzo on July 8.
Leck, 47, of Levittown, drank “at least six alcoholic beverages,” including three 22-ounce Coors Lights, one 14-ounce Coors Light, and two vodka drinks, at the Friday’s on Street Road, according to the suit.
“Leck left the T.G.I. Friday’s so drunk that he has no recollection of where he went afterward, until he, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.218, killed Officer Lorenzo,” the suit states.
According to police, Leck was driving south on northbound lanes of I-95 at 3:13 a.m. when his Audi collided with a police motorcycle being ridden by Lorenzo, 48, just south of Cottman Avenue.
Lorenzo, a 23-year veteran of the force assigned to the Highway Patrol Unit, had just finished a shift and was riding to his home in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia when he was killed. ….MORE