Thanks to some blurriness in statutory drafting, alcoholic beverage servers in New Jersey can be held liable to patrons who drink, drive and crash.

A divided state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a 1997 automobile insurance statute that nonsuits drunken drivers applies only to litigation with other parties to an accident and does not preempt New Jersey’s dram shop statute, which is a decade older.

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