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Mexican drunken driver sues friend

An image of James Ruiz, who was convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers in New Mexico. He pled guilty in 2011 and is serving a 40-year prison sentence A repeat drunken driver convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers has sued his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants that served him alcohol. James Ruiz, 37, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New Mexico District Court and is seeking monetary damages from the friend he was out drinking with as well as Applebee's and the Blue Corn Cafe, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( Friday. The lawsuit, filed by Ruiz without a lawyer, claims the restaurants and his friend caused Ruiz emotional distress due to the loss of liberty and enjoyment of life after he was served drinks in 2010. Ruiz said in his suit that he was convicted and incarcerated due to the chain of events the defendants set in motion. Police said Ruiz rammed his truck into a car and killed two teenagers -- Del Lynn Peshlakai, 19, an