Bartender charged with selling drinks to woman, 20, who fell

CLEVELAND (AP) A bartender at a Cleveland bar where a 20-year-old woman was critically injured falling from a balcony on St. Patrick's Day has been charged with selling alcohol to someone under 21.

Court records show bartender Carisa Buehner is charged with the first-degree misdemeanor. Cleveland.com reports court records say Buehner sold three mixed vodka drinks to Megan Keefe and surveillance video showed Buehner give Keefe the drinks without asking for her ID.

A message left Thursday at a phone listing for Buehner in Chardon hasn't been returned.

Keefe fell about 15 feet from the inside second-story balcony and struck her head on a granite railing. Her injuries included fractures to her skull and vertebrae.

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A lawsuit Keefe's parents filed against the bar says Keefe remains unconscious and needs constant care.

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This story has been corrected to show the bartender's surname is Buehner, not Beuhner.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com