Alexis Gomez-Morales killed by DUI teen driver in joyride, two teens critical; KAT concert busted with 20 underage drinkers
FROM PATTERSON IRRIGATOR
06/08/2017 — A car carrying three 17-year-old boys from Patterson, California, crashed into a palm tree on East Las Palmas Avenue early Sunday morning, May 28, 2017, killing one and hospitalizing the others with major injuries.
The underage driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The vehicle left the road and hit the tree, overturning and coming to rest upside down in the middle of the roadway.
The crash occurred west of Sycamore Avenue at about 2:40 Sunday morning, when the boys were westbound in a 1998 Lexus. The vehicle left the road and hit the tree, overturning and coming to rest upside down in the middle of the roadway.
The vehicle’s rate of speed has not been determined.
The teen who died of injuries suffered in the crash was identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as Alexis Gomez-Morales. MORE
Deputies and ABC Agents Arrest 20 People at the KAT Country Concert for Underage Drinking
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, through a grant funded by the California State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, participated in a general enforcement operation at the” KAT Country 103 FM Listeners Appreciation Concert” on 06/03/2017.
KAT Country works very hard to ensure that minors are not provided alcohol at their annual concert and they provide a safe and secure environment for everyone who attends. Despite their efforts, there are still those who find a way to violate the law by consuming alcohol as a minor or provide alcohol to minors.
Deputies and Agents from the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control spent several hours at the concert focusing their attention on those who chose to violate the law, specifically underage drinking and providing alcohol to a minor. Twenty individuals were arrested for being underage in possession of alcohol or furnishing a minor with alcohol.
This joint operation is part of the ongoing effort by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to promote safety in our community and enforce laws regarding the underage consumption of alcohol.