My question involves injury or loss that occurred in the Province of British Columbia Canada. Please help!
I met my husband at our local bingo hall one night, and I decided to have a drink while playing. It is so very rare that I drink there. I drank a single Caesar, and then ordered a double one. This was over a time period of approx 1 1/2 hours. I recall a lady telling me how flushed I was, that I should go back inside. I told here I was going to anyway for I wanted to get another drink. I do not remember ordering or drinking that 3rd drink.
The next thing I know I am sitting on a grassy curb in hysterics. I had an accident. I have been charged and convicted of DUI.
Everything I know about this night has been told to me.
The day after pleading guilty, (10 months after the fact) I learned that, that night of the accident, the bartender took possession of my keys. My husband had come in to collect me after the bingo session ended. The bartender gave my keys to him in good faith that he would see me home safe. The bartender does not know my husband personally, though she knows me for I often sit on the bar patio to smoke, though I do not drink. Many of the staff there did not even know we were husband and wife.
I do not believe that the bar should of gave my keys to someone whom they did not know for a fact was my husband. Anyone could of just collected me.
My husband (now ex) did not tell me he had my keys, he denied it. I have since obtained statements of him stating that he had them and had just given them to me, for I was argumentative and he was embarrassed.
He also had my keys at the scene, even though he stated to police we were in different vehicles.
Do I have grounds for civil action against my husband and the bar for liability?
This night was so out of my character.
My husband was in possession of my keys when we left the bar/bingo hall.
Because I do not recall the events of that night