Investigators want to know what bartender may have served man accused of 3 murders.
The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) wants to learn whether a bar illegally served a 22-year-old man charged with drunken driving and three counts of murder.
It has not surfaced yet where Gallo had been drinking.
Joseph Cruz, an ABC spokesman, said that if Gallo was served in a bar while he was obviously intoxicated, the bartender and bar could be fined.
"Anytime we have something where it's a serious alcohol-related collision death, we try to see if we can find out who was responsible from the licensee perspective," Cruz said. "We want to find out: Was he so obviously intoxicated at the time when he received his booze at the final service (his last stop) when a bartender served him? If so, then we'll see if we can take action against the location.
Cruz said that serving an obviously intoxicated patron is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. The problem, Cruz said, is getting enough evidence to prove guilt.
"Without us being there to make the observations, you have to try to get witness statements or video. It's kind of hard," Cruz said. "If we can show that through the actions of the employees, they should have reasonably known that this person was obviously intoxicated and they served them, they (a bar owner) could be looking at some sort of suspension or fine themselves."
Cruz said the ABC will wait for the Fullerton Police Department to finish its criminal investigation before his agency begins its own investigation.
"We don't want to step on their toes," Cruz said.
Anyone who saw Gallo in a bar the night of the crash is asked to call ABC investigator Dan Hart at 714-558-4101.