Enid woman sues over tainted Dr. Pepper

Wednesday, January 12th 2005, 10:47 am
By: News On 6

ENID, Okla. (AP) _ An Enid woman is suing the bottler and distributor of Dr. Pepper after she drank a bottle of the soft drink that allegedly contained gasoline.

An attorney for Kimberly Ninness filed the product liability lawsuit against Bottlers Services of Atlanta and Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Oklahoma City. Ninness is asking for more than $10,000 in damages.

Ninness says she bought the soda from a vending machine at work on January 30th, 2003. She says after taking one drink her mouth began burning and her stomach aching and she ended up going to a hospital emergency room.

The lawsuit says testing shows the container contained gasoline.

A spokesman for Great Plains declined comment on the lawsuit.