On Wednesday, Texas authorities released footage showing a Good Samaritan chasing down a drunk driver who attempted to flee the scene of a crash that killed an off-duty Texas police officer.
The video obtained by Fox 4 Dallas shows the immediate aftermath of a crash in November 2021, where 26-year-old Dylan Molina drunkenly plowed his rented Jeep at high speeds into a white sedan at an intersection in Lake Worth, Texas.
The sedan was driven by off-duty Euless police Detective Alex Cervantes, who died at the scene while his wife and two sons were injured.
The video shows Molina attempting to flee, and he is seen running away before falling and being physically restrained by a man shouting profanities at him and telling him to stop.
“You stay right there, motherf—er! You see what you did?!” the good Samaritan shouts. “You f—ing killed somebody, you motherf—er!”
In January, Molina pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Recently, local bartender Cala Richardson was arrested in connection with the fatal crash and is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly serving Molina an exorbitant amount of booze before the crash.
It’s believed that Richardson served Molina eight double vodka Red Bull cocktails, worth 16 single shots, on the Saturday morning before the crash, KDFW-TV reported.
“Eight doubles, 16 single shots, is more than anybody should have in a three-hour period. Maybe even at all,” Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian told the outlet while viewing video from inside the bar. “Clearly, not in a good place to be operating a vehicle. Clearly intoxicated. He’s holding another one of those double vodka and Red Bull drinks there, and then he simply walks away.”
It’s believed that Molina was involved in a separate minor accident while leaving the parking lot before striking Cervantes’ vehicle. Earlier in 2021, Molina had been arrested for DWI but not charged in that case until after the November crash. Molina’s previous DWI was tied into the 15-year sentence.
“It’s not gonna bring Alex back, but at least he’s locked behind bars and not able to hurt another family like he did ours,” Priscilla Cervantes, the wife of Detective Cervantes, told KDFW-TV.
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