Woman on cocaine kills meth-drunk driver in Vegas crash – media – Reuters


A woman who allegedly drove under the influence hit another vehicle, killing the driver who was also intoxicated

Las Vegas resident Summer Butler is charged with driving under the influence resulting in death, reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance, 8 News Now reported Tuesday, citing court documents. The charges stem from a January accident in which she rammed into another car while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, cocaine and cannabinoids.

The victim was trying to make a U-turn at an intersection when Butler, driving nearly double the speed limit at 73 mph, slammed into his vehicle. Butler and his passenger got out of the car, which continued for about 150 feet before coming to a stop, and all three were taken to the hospital, where Butler had to be sedated because she was “act erratically.”

Butler’s blood alcohol level was 0.102, well above the legal limit, and paramedics discovered a possible reason for her behavior when a bag of cocaine fell from her bra while they were treating her. wounds. Blood tests confirmed the presence of the drug in his system, along with cannabinoids.

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While police initially did not suspect the victim was also intoxicated, blood tests proved them dead wrong. Not only was she driving with a blood alcohol level over three times the legal limit, but she was also under the influence of a large amount of methamphetamine.

Butler had previously pleaded guilty to a DUI, in Omaha, Nebraska in 2017. A warrant for her arrest was issued in June, although she was released on bail last month and ordered to avoid all drugs and alcohol . However, she would still be held at the Clark County Detention Center. Police did not say why they waited six months to charge him with the other driver’s death.

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