A 35-year-old Columbia Heights woman sustained a neck fracture that left her paralyzed when a drunk driver struck her car at a high speed. The drunk driver was uninsured but a lawsuit was brought against the bar that provided the alcohol and failed to police its sale.

The case settled before trial for a confidential sum. The settlement funds will help her pay for the costs of on-going personal attendant care and other medical procedures in an established life care plan.