Hooters Could Lose Liquor License After Crash That Killed Officer

A Hooters restaurant in Rockville, Maryland, could lose its liquor license for allegedly over-serving the man who fatally struck a Montgomery County police officer, The Washington Post reports.

State alcohol regulators have accused the restaurant with allowing Luis Gustavo Reluzco, 48, to be served alcohol "past the point of intoxication" on Dec. 3, 2015, according to a letter obtained by the Post

Moments after getting behind the wheel, Reluzco slammed into Officer Noah Leotta, 24, sideswiping his police car before coming to a stop. Reluzco never realized he hit the officer, investigators said.

Leotta, who had volunteered to work the special holiday drunk-driving patrol, died from his injuries a week later. 

Reluzco later admitted to drinking beer and bourbon for about three hours that night, police said. He agreed to plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter back in April.

Reluzco will be sentenced in August. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Representatives from Hooters are scheduled to meet with the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners in two weeks.  

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