SAN DIEGO — A person who offered alcohol to an underage drinker who subsequently prompted a crash that killed her passenger pleaded responsible Monday to misdemeanor fees of furnishing alcohol to an individual beneath 21 and furnishing alcohol to a minor inflicting nice bodily damage and dying.
Fraidoon Ahmad admitted giving alcohol to Yolanda Lozano, 20, and Mabel Bahena, 19, on Feb. 17, 2017. Lozano later drove while drunk and collided with a truck on Interstate 15, killing Bahena. Lozano later pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and was sentenced to one year in custody, with Bahena’s household asking a decide for leniency as the 2 ladies had been greatest associates since grade faculty.
In line with the City Lawyer’s Office, Lozano and Bahena met up with Ahmad on Feb. 17 on the Myst Hookah Lounge within the Gaslamp Quarter. Lozano was responding to an ad that Ahmad posted on-line looking for potential staff for a job at a marijuana dispensary.
Ahmad gave every lady two glasses of wine and a shot of tequila at the lounge, in line with the City Lawyer’s Workplace. The women also met up with Ahmad at his East Village condominium, where he served them extra alcohol.
Ahmad was slated to go to trial on the fees Monday morning when he entered his pleas. He faces as much as one yr in custody, three years of probation and other courtroom fines and costs when he is sentenced June thirteen.
“Mabel Bahena misplaced her life because an grownup recklessly offered her and her pal with alcohol,” City Lawyer Mara W. Elliott stated. “We hope this verdict sends a robust message concerning the consequences of furnishing alcohol to minors, and prevents other families from ever experiencing such a tragic loss.”
Amber Groves, the bartender who served the women, pleaded responsible to furnishing alcohol to a minor causing great bodily damage and demise and is slated to be sentenced on June three.
Timothy Michael Abbo, the owner of the Myst Hookah Lounge, is about to stand trial in July on one rely of furnishing alcohol to a minor causing great bodily damage and demise.