Jury: restaurant owner guilty of serving drinks before crash

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A jury has found the corporation that owns a Chinese restaurant in New Hampshire guilty of serving alcohol to a 20-year-old driver who died in a 2016 crash, along with two friends.

Seacoastonline.com reports Alan Yang Inc., the corporate entity owning the Stratham Chinese restaurant, was found not guilty Monday of three charges accusing the owner of over-serving the three Exeter High School graduates.

Prosecutors alleged 20-year-old Jack Perreault, and Malachi Davis and Hunter Vars, both 21, each consumed three alcoholic drinks at the restaurant in about 90 minutes. They were later killed in a crash in Kensington.

Yang faces up to a $100,000 fine and the possibility of additional discipline from the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.

The Rockingham Superior Court jury began deliberations Friday