Hospitalized DUI suspect unable to appear in court – Video
 
Hospitalized DUI suspect unable to appear in court – Video

Ebone Whitaker, the woman charged with DUI in a crash that killed two 16-year-old girls, was unable to make her initial court appearance, Tuesday, Aug. 4. (MIchael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Family of victim in DUI crash talk about their loved one – VIDEO
 
Family of victim in DUI crash talk about their loved one – VIDEO

The family of Christopher Garcia speak about him after a court hearing on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Garcia died in a Jan. 17 crash where the other driver, Ciera Brawer, is suspected of driving the wrong way and DUI. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye

Clark County prosecutors charging more suspects in fatal DUIs with murder
 
Clark County prosecutors charging more suspects in fatal DUIs with murder

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

Suspected drunk driver traveling wrong way on I-15 dies in crash – VIDEO
 
Suspected drunk driver traveling wrong way on I-15 dies in crash – VIDEO

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

DUI suspect in fatal crash makes court appearance – VIDEO
 
DUI suspect in fatal crash makes court appearance – VIDEO

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

State Route 157 Dedicated to DUI Victims – VIDEO
 
State Route 157 Dedicated to DUI Victims – VIDEO

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)

Scott Gragson pleads not guilty to felony DUI charges
 
Scott Gragson pleads not guilty to felony DUI charges

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.

Gragson crash seen in surveillance video
 
Gragson crash seen in surveillance video

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)

Footage of McLaren Crash – VIDEO
 
Footage of McLaren Crash – VIDEO

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.

DUI suspected in fatal central Las Vegas Valley crash – VIDEO
 
DUI suspected in fatal central Las Vegas Valley crash – VIDEO

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 vehicle hit on US 95 in Las Vegas
 
Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle hit on US 95 in Las Vegas

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)

Las Vegas morning update for Friday, August 25th
 
Las Vegas morning update for Friday, August 25th

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)

Las Vegas morning update for Thursday, August 3rd
 
Las Vegas morning update for Thursday, August 3rd

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.

Man gets 12 to 30 years in DUI crash that killed 2 teens
 
Man gets 12 to 30 years in DUI crash that killed 2 teens

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.

DUI hit-and-run driver appears in court
 
DUI hit-and-run driver appears in court

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.