May 11, 2021

ABC Suspends the License of Quick-N-Shop Liquor in Fresno for 25 Days

The suspension follows a DUI crash that killed one person and seriously injured another

Fresno – On May 6, 2021, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 25-day Notice of Suspension at Quick-N-Shop Liquor located at 1240 West Shields Avenue in Fresno. The liquor store allegedly furnished alcohol to a minor who was later involved in a deadly DUI crash that killed the18-year-old driver and seriously injured a17-year-old passenger. Quick-N-Shop Liquor is immediately prohibited from selling alcohol until the suspension concludes on May 31, 2021.

The suspension of the ABC license at Quick-N-Shop Liquor follows a Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE) investigation.

Through the TRACE program, ABC agents investigated a DUI crash in May 2020 that resulted in a fatality and serious bodily injury. ABC Agents examined the vehicle and other evidence as well as interviewed several witnesses to identify where the underage driver obtained alcohol. The fatal single-car crash occurred early in the morning on May 22, 2020. ABC Agents determined that a Quick-N-Shop Liquor employee furnished alcohol to the minor at the store prior to the crash.

“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.”

The TRACE program is made possible by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant provides funding for in-depth ABC investigations of serious incidents involving alcohol and minors, including car crashes. Visit our website to learn more about TRACE.

The mission of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.

ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

Contact

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Public Information Office
John Carr
Phone: (916) 419-2525
Email: John.Carr@abc.ca.gov

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