Tonight @ 11: How repeat DUI offenders are slipping through the justice system

Darcy Spears

Tonight @ 11: How repeat DUI offenders are slipping through the justice system

CREATED May. 20, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Backlogs and mistakes are causing DUI drivers to fall through the cracks of justice. It's something neither local police or our state prison system wants to talk about. But that won't stop Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears from telling the story.

"About 70 people are killed every year in Nevada from drunk drivers. That's a major problem and it hasn't been dropping," explained Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Rutledge.

If you or a loved one is hit by a drunk driver, you want sure, swift justice. But often, that's not happening. 

"These people seem to be obvious menace to society type folks and they just keep getting turned out to the street," said Darcy.

"Yes," said Brian.

Are offenders racking up arrest after arrest and the system isn't keeping up?

"It poses a real danger to everyone in the community," said Judge Bell.

Contact 13 builds a wall of shame, not just shame on the offenders, but as the District Attorney's office says, shame on the court, the cops, and the prisons too. How many ways are DUI drivers slipping through the cracks? Contact 13 Investigates tonight on Action News Live @ 11.

 

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