Restaurant Has Alcohol License Revoked After Fatal DUI Crash

KTLA reports that the California Department of Beverage and Alcohol has revoked the liquor license of Kyoto Sushi in West Hills.

Officials say that the restaurant provided alcohol to 20-year-old Jungwon “Hailey” Kang, who, after leaving their shift at the restaurant on December 18, 2021, rear-ended another vehicle and killed a 14-year-old boy and his 16-year-old sister.

The 14-year-old victim was declared dead at the scene, while his sister was taken to Northridge Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She was taken off life support on December 25, 2021.

Kang was arrested and charged with two counts of DUI murder and other related charges.

Crash investigators found that Kang had a blood alcohol level of between .15 and .17 percent – more than double the legal limit of .08 percent.

The California Department of Beverage and Alcohol sought disciplinary action against Kyoto Sushi’s alcohol license for providing alcohol to a minor and furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, causing severe injury or death. Kyoto Sushi agreed to the revocation of their license.

A criminal case against the establishment is being reviewed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 

Google and the restaurant’s website indicate that Kyoto Sushi is now ‘permanently closed.’


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