Police arrested a Long Beach store clerk who allegedly sold alcohol to a minor. The minor then allegedly killed a family of three in a DUIcrash on Halloween.
Police say the Norwalk resident furnished alcohol to the 20-year-old suspect. Hours after the sale, police say the driver struck a family of 3 on a Long Beach sidewalk. The family was returning home following trick-or-treating. All of the victims initially survived the crash, but later died in the hospital from their injuries.
The suspect has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter. The clerk faces charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor resulting in great bodily injury. In addition to criminal charges against the clerk, the store may face disciplinary action by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
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Often, drunk driving cases focus on the driver. This case shows that people who supply alcohol can also face criminal liability. Bartenders, waitstaff and even store clerks may face criminal charges in DUI injury and death cases.
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