On February 15, an intoxicated driver committed a hit-and-run leaving a pedestrian dead at the scene. Before the fatal crash, the driver was served alcoholic beverages despite being clearly intoxicated.
According to FOX 7, the bartender, 31-year-old Rafael Medina, who served the driver has recently been arrested by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Selling alcohol to a drunken person is classified as a misdemeanor that can result in a $500 fine or year in jail in the state of Texas.
Medina was placed in the Travis County Jail but has been released on a $2,500 bond.
Public information officer, Chris Porter, says Medina will be charged a $1,500 misdemeanor and possibly face a year in prison. Porter also says the bar business as well as Medina should be held accountable for the crash since bartenders are at the front lines when it comes to public safety and drinking control.
The driver involved in the accident, identified as Paul Joseph Garcia, was also arrested.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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