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UPDATE: Bus Stop Crash Suspect Had Marijuana in System, But Wasn’t Legally Drunk

We’ve been following the developments in the case of the man who was arrested for driving his car into a bus stop in Las Vegas last week. A total of four people died and eight others were injured in the horrifying auto accident near the intersection of East Decatur Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road. While first responders were trying to get the man out of the car, a witness reportedly heard him ask if he had arrived at the liquor store. The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Now, the man’s defense lawyer says that his client wasn’t legally drunk at the time of the crash. The driver’s blood alcohol content was reportedly below the Nevada legal limit of .08%. However, authorities did find traces of marijuana in the suspect’s bloodstream; and he was observed to have bloodshot eyes, an unsteady gait, and slurred speech immediately after the crash. Even though the man admitted to drinking one beer prior to the accident, his lawyer claims that alcohol and marijuana "did not have a significant impact on the accident.”

Of course, even if that turns out to be true, the 23-year old man still faces criminal charges in the fatal accident. He is currently being held on $4 million bail in the Clark County Detention Center. Also, this finding probably won’t have any significant effect on the grounds or the outcomes of any wrongful death lawsuits or personal injury lawsuits filed in connection with this tragic auto-pedestrian collision.