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.

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