Long Beach Bar Loses Liquor License in Connection to Fatal DUI Crash

ABC Los Angeles reports that a Long Beach bar had its license revoked by the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control after allegedly serving a customer just before he was involved in a DUI crash that killed a man and his young daughter.

Authorities say that the Bottoms Up Tavern, located on East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach, has permanently lost its liquor license after serving alcohol to 24-year-old Octavio Montano Islas before he was involved in a fatal crash in March.

That night, Octavio Montano Islas drove his pickup truck at a high rate of speed into a residence where a  42-year-old man and his daughter were sleeping. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Long Beach Police say that Islas fled the scene and is currently still at large. A reward of $25,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction. 

Investigators told reporters that the Bottoms Up Tavern was also involved in the sale of illegal drugs.

Anyone who has any information about the incident or Islas’ whereabouts, please get in touch with the Long Beach Police Department Collisions Division at (562) 570-7355.

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