Testimony continued today in the Dr. Dan Suiter vs. Pratt County Fair Association trial to determine if noise levels from loud music from events at the Pratt County Fairgrounds constitute a nuisance.


Testimony continued today in the Dr. Dan Suiter vs. Pratt County Fair Association trial to determine if noise levels from loud music from events at the Pratt County Fairgrounds constitute a nuisance.

Suiter is seeking a jury verdict that loud music in the exhibition hall from events other than the Pratt County Fair are a nuisance, said Suiter’s attorney Ray Simmons.

Simmons said if the jury finds in favor of Suiter it will be up to Larry Solomon, 30th Judicial District Chief Judge, to weigh all the factors and determine what action the Fair association will have to take in the matter.

Jurors were selected Wednesday and attorneys for Suiter and Brian Niceswanger, representing the Fair Association, made opening statements and Suiter was called to the stand.

The key issue during the opening statements and Suiter’s testimony was that Suiter had no problems with the Pratt County Fair and there was no noise issue until after the new exhibition hall was built after the May 7, 2002 tornado.

The hall is rented out and some of the events involved loud music that is sometimes played late at night. During testimony Suiter said he had tried on several occasions to get some action on the loud noise but all the Fair Association did was tell him to call the police if the noise was too loud.