Houston bar employees charged following deadly wreck
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in Houston say a bar manager and four servers are facing charges for providing more than a dozen alcoholic drinks to a 19-year-old man who later caused a deadly wreck that killed a woman.
The Harris County district attorney’s office said in a statement Wednesday that Erick Hernandez spent six hours at the Servi-Car El 3 bar.
Authorities say he was visibly intoxicated when he left the bar late Sunday, got into a pickup and within two minutes struck head-on a car being driven by 23-year-old Taylor Phillips.
Phillips, mother to a 1-year-old boy, died at the scene.
The bar employees are facing charges that include making alcohol available to a minor.
Hernandez was charged with intoxication manslaughter and released on bond. It’s not clear if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.