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October 20, 2014

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Driver faces felony DUI charge after striking pedestrians

LAS VEGAS — A man was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence after his car left a Las Vegas roadway and struck four pedestrians on a sidewalk, critically injuring two of them.

Police said Uziel Reyes-Perez of Las Vegas was booked into the Clark County jail after the crash, which occurred shortly before noon Saturday. He was unharmed.

Two pedestrians, Anthony Coca, 58, and Gary Taylor, 53, were taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

Police said Brian Kopperman, 48, suffered serious injuries and Martin Lomas, 55, suffered minor injuries.

The crash comes less than a month after a speeding car crashed into a crowded bus stop on Spring Mountain Road, killing four people and injuring eight. A preliminary breath test showed that driver Gary Lee Hosey Jr.’s blood alcohol level was over the legal limit of 0.08, police said.

Hosey faces four counts of felony driving under the influence causing death.

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  1. Ever notice how the perps are NOT 1%er's? Seems the perps are almost always indigent or next to it. Go figure. Guess that's why we don't hear about suits for damages against "drivers" who should never be allowed behind a wheel.

  2. Should be multiple charges including Reckless driving. Does it matter if the driver was on something?