Alabama Stripper Claims Job Led to DUI Wreck

A stripper in Alabama has filed a lawsuit against the strip club she works at, alleging that the club led her to have a wreck on her way home from work last year, The Birmingham News reported.

Patsy Hamaker, of Birmingham, who filed the suit in Jefferson County circuit court last week, said part of her job as a dancer at The Furnace involved encouraging customers to buy her alcoholic drinks. The suit alleges that managers let her leave work drunk on Oct. 17. She wrecked her car, resulting in serious injury.

"Defendants ... allowed a dangerous condition to exist by allowing said plaintiff to leave its establishment in such an intoxicated state while under said defendants' supervision and control," the suit said.

According to the suit, dancers receive a percentage of drink sales. Hamaker seeks compensation for her injuries and additional money to punish the club. Hamaker's lawyer, Alan Smith, declined comment on where his client lives or whether she still works for the club. The Birmingham News said Monday that efforts were unsuccessful to reach the club's owner.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.