Pennsylvania Bartender Charged for Failing to Help Drunken Patron

A bartender at a Montgomery County, PA tavern was charged with recklessly endangering the life of another person when she failed to get immediate help for a patron who passed out, WGAL-TV 8 Harrisburg reported May 27.

According to Telford police officials, James Musselman, 21, was unconscious and lying in a puddle of water in the Bier Garten for 45 minutes before help was called.

Musselman’s blood-alcohol level was 0.43 percent, more than five times the legal limit for driving. He was hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.

A preliminary hearing for Madelina Luciano, the bartender on duty, is June 15.