Written by The Business Journal Staff
A local liquor store has temporarily lost its license to sell alcoholic beverages after the store allegedly sold alcohol to a minor who was later killed in a DUI crash.
On May 6, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 25-day suspension at Quick-N-Shop Liquor at 1240 W. Shields Ave. in Fresno
It is alleged that the store sold to an 18-year old woman who was later killed while driving under the influence, also resulting in serious injuries to a 17-year old passenger.
Quick-N-Shop Liquor is prohibited from selling alcohol until the suspension is lifted on May 31.
The store’s suspension follows a Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE) investigation.
Through TRACE, ABC agents investigated a DUI crash that took place in May 2020 and determined through witness interviews where the underage driver purchased the alcohol.
“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.”