CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has been investigating Wonders Bar & Grill off Alamada Street in Corpus Christi in connection with a drunk driving accident that killed Officer Alan McCollum and severely injured Officer Michael Love on Friday, January 31st. The driver, 26-year-old Brandon Portillo had been drinking at the bar prior to striking the two marked patrol cars while they were making a traffic stop, according to KIITV.
TABC is interviewing employees and patrons of the bar to determine if Portillo was overserved at the establishment. The bar could face fines and could lose its liquor license, among other consequences if found to be negligent. Individual employees could also face charges and other consequences.
We will continue to monitor this developing story and will report any updates on our Texas Accident Blog.
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