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July 31, 2014

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Four drinks, two miles, six cars: Woman admits to consuming alcohol before causing pileup on Desert Inn

A woman who is suspected of causing a major pileup and serious injuries on Desert Inn Road on Thursday admitted she had two bloody mary cocktails and two beers before she got in her car to drive home, according to Metro Police.

Angela Mageras, 37, left Arizona Charlie’s around 2 p.m. Thursday, shortly after finishing the last of her four drinks, she told an investigator, according to a Metro Police arrest report.

At approximately 2:18 p.m., Mageras was reportedly traveling westbound on Desert Inn Road near Sandhill Road, above the 45 mph speed limit, when she lost control of her 2008 Toyota Scion. The car began to spin clockwise and crossed into the center turn lane before striking the front of another car. A van traveling behind her then struck Mageras' vehicle.

Mageras continued west and hit another car, another Toyota Scion driven by Angela Schmitt, 33, who broke both her legs in the accident, according to police. Meanwhile, another van struck the van that had collided with Mageras.

A police investigator visited Mageras at Sunrise Hospital after the accident, where her doctor reported that she had confessed to drinking alcohol before driving. According to the arrest report, Mageras stuttered and struggled to keep her eyes open as she told police that she had been driving when the accident occurred but could not remember many details.

Mageras told the investigator she drank two bloody marys and two Bud Lights before getting in her car to drive the less than 2 miles to her home on El Camino Real.

Mageras’ blood was taken at the hospital for drug and alcohol testing, and she is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center for driving under the influence.

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