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Las Vegas police arrest suspected DUI driver with suspended license in stolen car months after fatal crash

Driver killed in June crash on Charleston close to Durango

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro police arrested a person final week — who officers mentioned was driving impaired on a suspended license and who induced a fatal crash this summer time — following a site visitors cease involving a stolen car, paperwork the 8 News Now Investigators obtained Tuesday mentioned.

Aaron Briones, 47, faces costs of DUI of alcohol or a managed or prohibited substance, ensuing in dying, reckless driving ensuing in dying or substantial bodily hurt, driving with a suspended license and one other traffic-related violation, data confirmed.

On June 10 round 11 a.m., two automobiles collided head-on close to the intersection of Charleston and Durango boulevards in the west valley.

Douglas Schoeffler was killed immediately in the crash, police mentioned. The different driver, Briones, was recognized on the crash website, police mentioned. Paramedics introduced Briones to the hospital as a result of his life-threatening accidents.

Police imagine Briones crossed the middle flip line and hit Schoeffler’s car head-on, investigators mentioned. The crash’s affect compelled the 2 automobiles to turn out to be “stuck together,” police mentioned.

While on the hospital, and “during close contact” police mentioned suspected Briones was impaired, they mentioned. A decide granted a search warrant for 2 samples of Briones’ blood, which is commonplace process in suspected DUI circumstances.

Police additionally believed Briones’ Nevada driver’s license was suspended indefinitely, police mentioned.

Aaron Briones, 47, faces costs of DUI of alcohol or a managed or prohibited substance, ensuing in dying, reckless driving ensuing in dying or substantial bodily hurt, driving with a suspended license and one other traffic-related violation, data confirmed. (LVMPD/KLAS)

It was unclear why Briones was not taken into custody following his hospital launch.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, police stopped Briones driving a suspected stolen car close to Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue, paperwork mentioned. Officers decided Briones had warrants for his arrest and took him into custody.

Judge Ann Zimmerman set bail at $50,000. She ordered Briones to not drive and to have SCRAM drug monitoring if he’s launched on bond.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Briones remained on the Clark County Detention Center. A listening to was scheduled for Nov. 7.

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