A man who served a young woman alcohol just before she crashed her car and killed a father on his way to work last year may spend up to a year in jail.

The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office has issued an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Eric Clapton Dresser, of Danville, for being partially responsible for the May 3, 2013, death of a Pittsburg man who died after being hit by the drunken driver.

Annelise French McKay, the 20-year-old Brentwood woman Dresser provided alcohol for, was so intoxicated that she drove in the wrong direction on Highway 24, colliding head-on with Santos Cruz and killing him on the spot. The 51-year-old was on his way to work at a South San Francisco bakery.

McKay is now serving a six-year prison sentence and has described herself as a stupid kid on a self-destructive path who never anticipated that her actions would claim someone's life. She has said she plans to use her experience to discourage others from drunken driving.

Dresser faces up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine or both. He is scheduled to appear in Contra Costa County Superior Court on June 13.

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