NH Brewery Not Blamed For Death Of Mass. Man

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire brewery did not over-serve two men who later fell from a speeding bus on a Massachusetts highway, killing one of them.

New Hampshire Liquor Enforcement Chief Eddie Edwards tells the Portsmouth Herald that he has received a preliminary copy of the investigation into the April incident on Route 2 in Shirley, Mass. that indicated that the Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth did not do anything wrong.

Edwards says the investigation is ongoing.

Police say 31-year-old Thomas Johnson of Gardner, Mass. and another man were horsing around in the bathroom of the bus going about 60 mph when they fell out the window. Johnson died, the other man survived.

The bus was returning to Gardner following a tour of New Hampshire brew pubs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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