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Alcoholic beverage license suspended at market where Obdulia Sanchez got beer

FRESNO, California - The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) suspended the alcoholic beverage license of a Fresno market where alcohol was provided to an 18-year-old who was the driver in a crash that killed her 14-year-old sister, the agency said Thursday.

The single-vehicle crash also caused serious injuries to her other teenaged passenger.

An investigation revealed that on July 21, 2017, Obdulia Sanchez was furnished beer by a female customer and with the knowledge of the store’s employee, ABC said.

Effective immediately, the alcoholic beverage license for Lewis Market is suspended for 20 days, and the business located at 2301 E. Lewis Ave. is prohibited from selling or serving alcoholic beverages until the suspension period is over, ABC said.

Sanchez consumed the alcohol while driving with her 14-year-old sister and her sister’s 15-year-old girlfriend. Sanchez was livestreaming video before, during and after the crash.

She was arrested after a blood test at a hospital near the crash revealed her blood alcohol content registered 0.106 about 90 minutes after the crash.

Sanchez is currently serving a six-year sentence in state prison for gross vehicular manslaughter and other felony charges.


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