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Woman suspected of drunk driving in fatal Nevada crash

A woman has been arrested for driving under the influence after a car accident that killed another individual, according to news releases. Nevada authorities have detained and charged the suspected woman with drunk driving resulting in death as well as several other charges. She was later released on her own recognizance and is awaiting a trial date.

According to the accident report, around 4:00 a.m. the morning of Sept. 24, Nye County Sheriff's officers responded to reports of a car accident. Upon arriving at the crash site, deputies determined two vehicles had been involved. The driver of the second vehicle was airlifted to a local hospital, while the passenger in that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Basketball player charged with drunk driving in Nevada

A former college basketball player is facing serious charges after his arrest early on the morning of Sept. 3, according to police. Nevada authorities have charged the man with drunk driving after he was pulled over. He is one of several players to be arrested for DUI over the last several months. 

The details of the arrest were not included in this report, but it has been confirmed that he was pulled over around 1:51 a.m. and booked for drunk driving by attending officers. There was no mention of whether a roadside sobriety test was conducted at the time of the arrest. Police did not publicize the reasons why they believed the man was driving drunk. 

Drunk driving charges filed after fatal hit-and-run crash

On a recent Sunday evening, the Nevada police were called to an accident said to be the 10th fatal road accident in Henderson this year. An accident report indicates that the crash is suspected to be the result of drunk driving. Reportedly, the deceased man was traveling on a motorcycle when he was rear-ended by a car that was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police said the impact caused the motorcyclist to smash into the guardrail, causing his death. The 38-year-old driver of the car allegedly continued driving for some distance before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot. He was later located and arrested on charges of causing a DUI accident that resulted in death and also fleeing an accident scene where injury or death was apparent.

Nevada woman charged with murder

A grisly discovery led to the arrest of a 20-year-old woman back in July when an infant was found dead. The Nevada woman, identified as the mother of the newborn, has been charged with the infant's murder. She was indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 10, and was set to be arraigned as of Aug. 17. 

According to the arrest report, the woman hid the fact she was pregnant from her mother, who had no idea she was pregnant. She told police she gave birth in a bathtub in their home. The mother reportedly called for emergency support when her daughter exited the bathroom bleeding. 

Football player charged with drunk driving in Nevada

A University of Nevada football player was arrested and charged on the morning of July 28, according to news sources. Law enforcement authorities charged the junior student with drunk driving and driving the wrong way. He has been released from custody, and no court date has been announced. Nevertheless, he has been suspended from the Wolf Pack football team indefinitely. 

Details of the player's arrest have not been made public at this time, but it has been confirmed that he was pulled over and arrested before being booked into the county sheriff's office around 3:30 a.m. He was charged with DUI above the legal limit, as well as driving the wrong way on a one-way road. It is unclear whether he posted bail or to whom he was released when police let him go. 

Nevada police officer accused of drunk driving

An off-duty police officer is facing serious charges following a series of crashes that occurred just after midnight on July 17, according to Las Vegas officials. The 39-year-old officer was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving by Nevada Highway Patrol. Officers believe that the man was involved in several car crashes they believe were predicated by the man being intoxicated at the time of the incidents. 

On-duty troopers say they observed the man driving his SUV on the shoulder of Interstate 15 headed northbound before failing to stop at a stop sign when exiting the highway. After observing damage to the SUV that appeared consistent with an accident, the officer was pulled over. Troopers on the scene said they detected the smell of alcohol in the vehicle, although the man denied drinking. 

Man in Nevada faces drug crime charges

A man from another country is now facing serious charges after being fingered in a heroin trafficking scheme, according to local news sources. The 30-year-old has been charged with felony drug crime charges, including trafficking and transporting heroin. These charges come at the end of a long investigation by Nevada police based in Mesquite. 

According to the report, detectives have made several purchases of large volumes of heroin from the alleged drug trafficker who is believed to have been transporting the drug into Mesquite. On June 22, they responded to tips that he would supposedly be transporting another large load of the drug into the city. The details of the sting operation were not included in the report, but the result was the apprehension of the now accused man. 

Driver in Nevada charged with drunk driving

A Las Vegas man is in custody following a serious accident that badly injured two children, according to local sources. Nevada authorities arrested the 50-year-old man, who is also suspected of having left the scene of the accident. He stands accused of drunk driving as well as felony hit-and-run. 

According to the accident report, the man was driving a sedan around 7:50 p.m. on the evening of June 11 when he reportedly mounted the curb after losing control of his vehicle. The car struck five people on the sidewalk, including two children. The man then reportedly fled the scene before being arrested a short time later. 

Man in Nevada charged with drunk driving

No bail has been set for a man accused of causing a four-car accident on the night of June 1, according to local sources. Nevada police arrested the man after the fatal accident that claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman. He stands charged with drunk driving and was set to appear in front of a judge the morning of June 3. 

According to the police report, the 29-year-old man allegedly ran a red light at a U.S. 95 intersection, striking two vehicles in the intersection. The force of the impact caused one of the struck vehicles to carry on and hit a third vehicle. One of the drivers, a 71-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. 

8 people charged with drunk driving in Nevada

An operation by Henderson police has resulted in the arrests of eight people arrested under the suspicion of intoxication. The operation, known as Joining Forces, was funded in part by the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety. The crackdown was instituted between April 25 and May 9 and led to a number of other charges filed in addition to drunk driving. 

Enforcement efforts of this type typically involve blocking off roadways for RIDE-style programs intended to screen for drunk drivers. However, some 330 tickets were handed out to 281 drivers in total, including citations for speeding, lack of insurance and driving with a suspended license, among others. Eight people were also arrested for drunk driving.

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