TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled a convicted drunken driver has the right to sue the bar that served him.

Wednesday’s 5-2 ruling stems from a 2006 motorcycle crash in which Frederick Voss had a blood-alcohol level of .196 percent, or nearly two and a half times the legal limit of .08 percent.

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Voss later pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

He sued the Toms River restaurant Tiffany’s, claiming it negligently kept serving him.

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The tavern said the suit isn’t allowed under a state law that says people convicted of DWI cannot sue.

The court ruled that law pertains to insurance claims, not to those who serve drinks.

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