An eighteen-year-old man was arrested yesterday for the Nevada crime of DUI causing injury for allegedly hurting ten people in a drugged-driving related accident. On Monday he reportedly hit a median, collided into two cars and crashed into the window of an Egg & I restaurant on Sahara Ave. He also faces charges for felony reckless driving and felony hit and run.
The Nevada crime of DUI causing injury is when a driver while under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes an accident which results in substantial bodily injury to someone other than the driver. Note that a person may still be charged for this crime even if he/she isn't technically impaired but whose blood has more than the legally allowed amount of alcohol or certain drugs. A possible defense to this crime is that the breath or blood testing equipment was faulty, and that the prosecutors can't prove that the driver was under the influence.