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No DUI charge pursued in wreck that killed teen police volunteer

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 | 12:15 p.m.

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Jvon Williams

The family of the 19-year-old Metro Police volunteer who died in an August wreck is reeling after it was revealed in court today that the man driving the car he collided with might only face a charge of felony hit-and-run.

Prosecutors say there wasn’t enough evidence to show Jvon Lawrence Williams, 29, was intoxicated when his Volkswagen allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign near East Sahara Avenue and Van Patten Place and caused Angel Velasquez to slam on his brakes and crash into the car.

Williams was initially arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after the crash on Aug. 1.

Velasquez later died from his injuries.

“I just want justice to be done,” said Velasquez’s mother, Marivel Jimenez.

Jimenez said prosecutors told her a blood test on Williams, who was located hours after the accident, didn’t show the level of impairment needed to prosecute.

Williams is facing felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving. A guilty-plea offer is on the table that would drop the reckless driving charge.

Velasquez was a captain in Metro’s Explorer program, which teaches young people about law enforcement.

Williams’ case was bound over today from Las Vegas Township Justice Court to Clark County District Court.

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