Joe’s Crab Shack’s liquor license suspended following fatal crash

INDUSTRY — The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the liquor license Thursday of a local restaurant where a 19-year-old boy was allegedly served alcohol before being involved in a fatal car crash last year, authorities said.
A notice indicating the suspension has been posted at Joe’s Crab Shack, 1420 S. Azusa Avenue, ABC spokesman John Carr said in a written statement.
The restaurant allegedly served then-20-year-old Elias Munoz of La Mirada on March 2, 2008, before he became involved in an alleged street-racing crash that killed his passenger, 20-year-old Ondrea Alvarez of Bellflower on Pathfinder Road in Rowland Heights.
“The suspension means the restaurant cannot sell alcohol for the next 35 days,” Carr said in the statement. “In addition, the alcohol beverage license could face a possibly revocation anytime in the next two years if a similar violation occurs.”
Munoz has been charged with drunken driving and murder in connection with March 2, 2007 crash along with co-defendant Brian Galvez, 22, of Rowland Heights, whom Munoz was allegedly racing.
Galvez is also accused of drunken driving and leaving the scene of a crash, officials said.
A waiter at the restaurant, 22-year-old Theron Miles, has been accused of serving alcohol to minors, ABC officials said.

5 thoughts on “Joe’s Crab Shack’s liquor license suspended following fatal crash

  1. Lets get this straight: Liquor was sold in March of 2008, the ABC finally took action and the establishment can’t sell liquor for a short 35 days?

    What a joke! We need to change this attitude…
    The suspension should be for LIFE of the business. Alcholism needs to STOP!

  2. I’m guessing that the minor probably used a fake ID in order to purchase alcohol.

    I just can’t see that place serving anyone alcohol to anyone who looks young without first checking their ID.

  3. WOW… CAN NOT BELIEVE JOES’ CRAB GOT 35DAY SUSPENSION. SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE PUNISHMENT THAN THAT. THAT IS CRAZY. BY THE WAY… THE WAITER KNEW THE PARTY ON THAT TABLE… HE KNEW THEY WERE ALL UNDER AGE. SO NO FAKE ID WAS GIVEN. HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE PUNISHMENT AS WELL.

  4. my mom helped that girl..my mom was a witness..and she died in her arms..i remember her coming home crying at like 3 am…the car had flipped right in front of her..and those stupid a s s kids just left that poor girl there trapped in the car and my mom had to try and save her..but she couldn’t be helped..then until one of them came back with the balls to fess up! pathetic..absolutely pathetic

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