Police have released a surveillance video showing the moments just prior to a fatal accident that claimed a police officer’s life and injured his family.
The video, from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Lake Worth, broadcast on WFAA, appears to show Dylan Molina, the man convicted of killing police detective Alex Cervantes in November 2021, wandering behind the bar and then seemingly disoriented as he stumbles on the way back to his seat.
The bartender, Cala Richardson, accused of overserving Molina, can apparently be seen in the video helping Molina move from behind the bar to find another seat.
In February, Lake Worth police arrested Richardson for allegedly overserving Molina, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
Surveillance footage from the bar shows Molina walking out of an area considered off-limits to all those except employees.
Richardson appears to notice him and gestures for him to go back to a bar seat, at which point he stumbles, and Richardson helps him move from behind the counter.
Richardson then goes through the staff door behind the bar before Molina puts his drink down, exits the bar, and gets into his car. Less than 20 minutes later, Molina crashed into Cervantes, killing him and injuring his wife and two children.
Police said Molina was more than twice the legal limit after consuming eight double vodka cocktails.
Molina pleaded guilty to charges of intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
He was sentenced to 15 years for intoxication manslaughter and 10 years for each count of intoxication assault. The sentences will run concurrently.
Richardson was charged with “Sale to Certain Persons,” which is a “Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine.”
The Dallas Police Department made 1,234 arrests for drug and alcohol-related crimes between January 2022 and November 2022, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.