Lake Worth Police say their investigation into a fatal accident that killed an Eules police officer now includes a restaurant that the suspected drunk driver was in moments before the accident.
Detective Alex Cervantes died in the crash, which also seriously injured his wife and two young children.
The suspected drunk driver 26-year-old Dylan Molina was arrested by bystanders after trying to run away.
Chief JT Manoushagian said Monday that Lake Worth police investigators, with the assistance of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, issued a search warrant at a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at 6010 Azle Avenue.
The location is less than half a kilometer from the accident site. Detectives collected surveillance videos, receipts and transaction logs, according to police.
Manoushagin says that based on preliminary evidence, which includes an on-site breathalyzer indicating that Molina’s blood alcohol level was almost double the legal limit of 0.08, the department has not ruled out the potential criminal liability of anyone who served Molina. last Saturday.
“Based on the evidence I have seen at this time, I not only think the suspect was overlooked, I think he was well convinced,” Manoushagian said. “We intend to pursue this case as far as possible and hold anyone who may have played a role in it accountable.”
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop CEO Paul Damico told NBC-5 in a statement that the company’s office was unable to provide any information because the Lake Worth location is an independently owned franchise
“Our hearts go out to the Cervantes family in this incredible time,” Damico added.
Requests for comment on Lake Worth Fuzzy’s location were not immediately returned.
Cervantes is the third officer lost to Euless Police. On Monday, the ward said his wife is still in critical condition but that one of his two sons was discharged from the hospital.
The Euless Police Officers Benevolent Organization has set up a special donation account. The EPD added that it is the only donation link approved by the Euless Police Department and the family.