ABC suspends Fresno liquor store’s license after selling booze to minor, fatal DUI crash

“This tragedy could have been prevented”, California ABC Director Eric Hirata said of the May 2020 crash.

California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control delivered a 25-day suspension notice to a central Fresno liquor store after it was alleged to have sold alcohol to a minor last May who subsequently crashed a car while under the influence, killing the driver and injuring a minor passenger.

The alcohol regulation agency conducted what it describes as a TRACE, or Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies, investigation related to the May 22, 2020 fatal solo-car crash.


“This tragedy could have been prevented”, said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “Protecting youth is a public safety priority. ABC licensees must remain vigilant and check identifications carefully to keep youth safe.”

Per the terms of the license suspension, the liquor store – Quick-N-Shop, located at 1240 West Shields Ave. in Fresno – cannot serve alcohol until May 31.

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