Man may have taken drugs before crashing into Egg & I

Joyce Lupiani

Man may have taken drugs before crashing into Egg & I

CREATED Apr. 2, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The arrest report for the man accused of crashing his car into The Egg & I restaurant Monday afternoon on Sahara Avenue has identified him as 18-year-old Gage Lindsey.

According to the report, Lindsey was driving a 1993 Lexus westbound on Sahara Avenue west of Arville Street when the car entered the left turn lane and hit the median.

Lindsey's Lexus then traveled across the eastbound lanes, hitting a Mitsubishi Galant and Ford F-150 truck, before it crashed into the building housing The Egg & I restaurant.

Lindsay and his passenger, 21-year-old David Roldan, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee.

Three patrons at the restaurant gave chase and were able to detain Lindsey and Roldan until police arrived.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say that Lindsey was seen attempting to discard a pill in a bag while attempting to flee. He told police officers that he ran because he was afraid that he would get into a confrontation after the crash.

The report says that Lindsey was not able to tell police officers the correct date or day of the week. He also told police that he had not taken any drugs recently despite a past problem.

Lindsey also told police that he was "about to black out" and needed to get off the road.

Although police officers suspected impairment, Lindsey was not tested until he arrived at the detention center because he was combative and a possible flight risk.

Lindsey was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs with substantial bodily harm, felony reckless driving, and felony hit and run.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Galant suffered minor injuries during the incident. The driver of the Ford F-150 was not injured.

Ten people at the Egg & I were injured, some of those critically. Injuries included one man with a collapsed lung full of blood and multiple fractures of the spine, shoulders and arm.

The crash remains under investigation and the restaurant is currently closed.

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