Police Report: Driver admits drinking, speeding before bus stop crash
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The man accused of being drunk and hitting a bus stop and killing four people last week admitted to police that he had been drinking and was speeding at the time of the accident.
According to the just-released police report, 23-year-old Gary Lee Hosey Jr. told police when interviewed that he had one alcoholic beverage at an Ethiopian bar near Spring Mountain and Jones and was trying to get home before his girlfriend had to go to work.
A police officer trained in DUI detection noticed that Hosey had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, an unsteady gate, and the odor of alcohol on his breath and person at the scene of the accident.
Hosey was administered a field sobriety test, which included a preliminary breath sample. Blood was also drawn three times once Hosey, who was injured in the accident, arrived at Sunrise Hospital.
Hosey, who does not have a valid driver's license, also admitted that he was speeding when the crash occurred.
Hosey told police that his girlfriend had to be at work at 7 a.m. and he was driving her car. He says he was driving approximately 60 miles per hour on Spring Mountain Road even though he knew the posted speed limit was 45.
Witnesses to the accident say that they believe the car was traveling more than 100 miles per hour.
Hosey is being charged with four counts of felony DUI resulting in death.
He made his first appearance before a Las Vegas judge this morning. His next court appearance will be Friday.