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September 30, 2014

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Bail set at $320,000 for woman who hit eight people leaving church

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Nyakueth Tear

A North Las Vegas judge set bail at $320,000 today for the 18-year-old woman accused of fleeing after hitting eight pedestrians leaving a church service.

The District Attorney’s Office has a week to file charges against Nyakueth Tear of Utah, according to a spokeswoman at the courthouse.

North Las Vegas Police booked her on eight counts of felony hit-and-run, eight counts of failure to render aid and several other counts, including obstructing a police officer.

Tear was going south on Losee Road in a Mitsubishi around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 8 when she plowed through a crowd of people crossing from Iglesia De Cristo church.

The victims, one of whom was pregnant, ranged in age from 15 to 57.

After colliding with the pedestrians, she continued down a dead-end road, where she crashed into a piece of construction equipment, according to police.

She tried to run on foot but was detained by police.

Tear told police she had been living out of her car in Las Vegas for a week. According to police, she did not have a driver’s license or insurance and the car registration was expired.

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