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January 29, 2015

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Man dies as a result of DUI-related accident in North Las Vegas


A man died Friday night after his car was hit by a woman believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said.

Police responded to the collision at about 5:35 p.m. on Craig Road and Home Depot Drive, just east of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police arrived to find a 54-year-old man dead, trapped inside a Ford sedan that had struck a light pole.

Preliminary investigations indicated that the Ford sedan was turning right onto Home Depot Drive off Craig Road when a Hyundai SUV rear-ended him, Coon said. The collision caused the man to crash into a light pole killing him, Coon said.

Police arrested the driver of the Hyundai, 27-year-old Courtney Hildinger, on one felony count of driving under the influence with death.

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  1. Once again we have an apparent moron driving drunk who kills someone simply going about their daily business. Why the hullabaloo about gun "control" and the silence when it comes to moron's killing 4 times as many on our roadways per year than guns do? I have a feeling it's because so many in our country have a "problem" with alcohol and want the laws to be as lenient as possible when they are finally apprehended. It seems especially true of political "leaders" who seemingly cannot control their desire for intoxicants. DUI is far more prevelant and dangerous to our society than guns and it's way past time to get serious about putting an end to the practice!