“When someone under 21 and under the influence of alcohol is involved in a vehicle accident, ABC agents will conduct an investigation and trace leads back to where that young DUI driver was furnished alcohol. The investigation can lead to arrests and also the suspension of a liquor license. This is all in an effort to keep all of us safe, on the roads and in our communities.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
SACRAMENTO – On June 28th, 2022, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted a 30-day Notice of Suspension at the La Cabana Restaurant on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento. Alcohol sales are prohibited during the term of the suspension.
The suspension is the result of a Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE) investigation in which ABC agents determined that between the late hours of May 14 and the early hours of May 15 of 2021, then 19-year-old Alan Humberto Reyes was served and allowed to consume multiple alcoholic beverages at La Cabana Restaurant. After leaving the restaurant, Reyes was involved in a DUI crash on Highway 99 near Florin Road. The crash critically injured a passenger who was riding in the car he was driving.
Reyes was arrested by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for DUI causing injury. As part of the TRACE investigation, ABC agents worked closely with the CHP, who investigated the May 15, 2021 crash.
“Preventing underage drinking is a public safety priority,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “ABC licensees must remain vigilant and check identifications carefully to keep minors safe and prevent DUI crashes.”