ROCKVILLE, Md. - A Montgomery County restaurant is at risk of losing its liquor license after being accused of over-serving an alleged drunk-driver whose accident led to the death of a police officer.
Luis Reluzco is accused of fatally striking and killing Officer Noah Leotta last year while Leotta worked a drunk driving task force operation.
Police say 47-year-old Reluzco was drinking at the 'Hooters' restaurant on Rockville Pike earlier that night. He was said to have had bought four beers and five shots of whiskey.
Representatives from 'Hooters' are set to appear in court on June 16th.
Reluzco entered a guilty plea to one count of vehicular manslaughter in court last month. His sentencing was deferred until August. The statutory maximum penalty for manslaughter by motor vehicle is 10 years and a $5,000 fine. But his defense attorney has asked for a pre-sentencing investigation, which could potentially reduce the penalty.
Last month Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed 'Noah's Law,' which requires ignition interlock devices for anyone convicted of drunk driving in the state.
According to his attorney, Reluzco supports 'Noah's Law.'