Cafe Eccell co-owner Andreas Athanasios Dallis was arrested over the weekend, accused of being involved in a hit-and-run in early February.
College Station police said they responded to the Taco Bell on Harvey Road in College Station at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 5 and spoke with a man who reported his vehicle was struck by a vehicle that didn't stop. A witness gave police a license plate number, which authorities said belonged to a vehicle registered to Dallis.
When police attempted to speak with Dallis at his home, the 33-year-old refused, according to a police report. The officer who made contact with Dallis noted he "had slurred speech, smelled of an alcoholic beverage and had glassy eyes."
Surveillance footage from the Taco Bell was obtained by police and witnesses selected Dallis from a photo lineup with 90 percent certainty, according to the report.
Dallis was booked for 10 minutes Sunday before being released after posting $2,000 bail. He was charged with causing an accident involving more than $200 in damage, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
According to Brazos County court records, Dallis was convicted of drunken driving in 2003 and pleaded guilty to deadly conduct for a second drunken driving offense in 2006.
At 9:30 a.m. on the same day of the alleged hit-and-run, a judge ruled against Cafe Eccell in an eviction hearing. Cafe Eccell will close after March 8, having recently reached a settlement with a Houston-based company that plans to redevelop the restaurant's current location.