A 27-year-old Las Vegas man had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he crashed on Thanksgiving and killed a mother of three, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
NHP Trooper Travis Smaka explains a fatal, wrong-way crash on Interstate 15 North. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
A vigil was held Sunday evening to honor the 32-year-old California woman killed in a crash on Thanksgiving morning in Las Vegas. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family members have identified the victim of a suspected DUI crash that happened on Thanksgiving in southwest Las Vegas. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County prosecutors are increasingly charging fatal DUI suspects with murder. However David Westbrook and his wife, Deborah, are public defenders who are litigating a case involving such a defendant and have already filed a brief with the Nevada Supreme Court noting case law has already rejected this practice. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Jason Buratczuk said the crash happened about 3:30 a.m. when a woman driving a dark-colored vehicle believed to be a Volkswagen was heading the wrong way on northbound Interstate 15, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
A man facing multiple charges in connection with a suspected drunk driving crash Saturday admitted to investigators that he’d been drinking prior to the fatal crash. Aaron Kruse was made a court appearance on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Las Vegas law enforcement officers came together Thursday morning to dedicate State Route 157 to DUI victims from Southern Nevada. A sign was placed on Kyle Canyon Road, just west of U.S. Highway 95, dubbing it the “DUI Victim Memorial Highway.” (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nineteen year old Alexander Brewer was ordered to serve five to 20 years behind bars Monday for a DUI crash that killed Garrett Meriwether, the son of a retired Las Vegas police sergeant.
Scott Gragson, a prominent real estate broker and the grandson of a former mayor pleaded not guilty to multiple felonies in connection with a fatal DUI wreck last May.
Newly-released video reveals more details around Scott Gragson crash, including Gragson arguing with a guard over allowing cars to follow him to his home. Video from a resident’s security camera shows the vehicle crash on a median. And police bodycam footage shows Gragson talking to an officer after the crash. (Grand Jury Exhibits)
The Highway Patrol arrested Assistant Chief Clint Ryan shortly after 6 p.m. after an off-duty police officer called to report a reckless driver, according to a Highway Patrol news release. (Nevada Highway Patrol)
Retired Metro sergeant Steve Meriwether talks about his son, Garrett Meriwether, who was killed by a drunk driver. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man killed early Sunday in a suspected DUI crash involving a rented race car. Joshua Badell, 39, was in the passenger seat of a Toyota Camry parked in a strip mall near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road when a green McLaren 570S left the road and crashed into the vehicle, police said. He died of blunt force injuries, and his death was ruled an accident, the coroner’s office said.
One person is dead and two others are critically injured after a suspected DUI crash Sunday morning in the central valley. Shortly after 4 a.m., two vehicles collided at the intersection of East Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road.
Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Adam Whitmarsh was on a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 95, north of Ann Road, about 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16, 2019, when a Honda CRV struck the back of the patrol car, causing the car to crash into the stopped vehicle. (Nevada Highway Patrol)
Stephan Bonnar arrested for DUI in Nevada.
1. The Mayweather-McGregor fight is tomorrow night, and airport officials are bracing for an influx of private jets. Private plane traffic usually jumps during major fight weekends, so this weekend pilots and plane owners are being asked to make reservations. Officials are hoping to avoid the traffic issues experienced during the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight when a taxiway had to be converted into a makeshift parking lot.
2. The driver arrested in the fatal crash that killed a Shadow Ridge student in February was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison on Thursday. David Fensch pleaded guilty to DUI resulting in death in June, after admitting to police he had taken Xanax and consumed “four drinks” of Captain Morgan rum before plowing into the back of 16-year-old Jaelan Fajardo’s car. Fensch had 4 previous DUIs.
3. The man arrested after attacking a mannequin with a hammer downtown last year, was ordered to spend eight to 20 years behind bars on Thursday. Shane Schindler pleaded guilty to attempted murder in June, after police set up the mannaquin as a decoy to look like a sleeping homeless man. Detectives linked the attack to the deaths of two homeless men who were attacked while sleeping in the same area, but did not file charges. (Rochelle Richards/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1. Calvary Chapel Christian School has hired former disgraced Baylor coach Dave Bliss as an athletic director and boys basketball coach. Bliss was at the center of a murder scandal in 2003 when one Baylor basketball player killed another. Teachers and coaches at Calvary Chapel say they are comfortable with Bliss working there despite his past controversies.
2. A pedestrian was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday night, according to police. The crash happened at the intersection of Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards at around 9:40 p.m. when a black Nissan sedan traveling westbound hit the pedestrian crossing northbound. The pedestrian died at the scene.
3. NASA has a new job opening: planetary protection officer. It pays up to $187,000 a year and responsibilities include safeguarding Earth from alien life. The position is independent and is a three- to five-year appointment.
Soon Mo Lee, the man who plead guilty to drunk-driving in a crash that left Kamesha J’Nyah Gilmore and Gabriell Rene Thomas dead, was sentenced to 12 to 30 years in prison.
Leonardo Ruesga, appeared in court for the first time to face charges in a hit-and-run car crash at a bus stop that left Maria Garcia and her granddaughter Alyssa Aisa dead.