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Bartender charged in connection to fatal accident asks for evidence be thrown out

Ethel's Tavern (PHOTO: FOX19 file) Ethel's Tavern (PHOTO: FOX19 file)
Todd Shaw in Court (FOX19 file) Todd Shaw in Court (FOX19 file)
UNION TOWNSHIP, CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A local bartender that is charged with over-serving a man who was sentenced in a fatal 'hit-skip' accident is asking to keep her charges limited to only the events that happened inside the bar.

Linda Coomer, 60, was the bartender of Ethel's Tavern where she served Todd Shaw alcohol. After being at Ethel's Tavern, Shaw struck and killed Fred Carey, a teacher at Cincinnati Country Day, who was biking on Roundbottom Road. Shaw fled the scene, but was apprehended days later. He is sentenced to nine and a half years in prison.

Prosecutors say surveillance video shows Coomer serving an intoxicated Shaw four beers and three mixed drinks before the incident.

The motion is asking the court to only use the evidence that happened inside Ethel's Tavern on Feb. 21., prohibiting the use of any evidence that occurred after Shaw left the bar including the traffic accident.

Coomer is charged with over-serving, a misdemeanor.

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