Teen DUI Suspect Rams Vegas Restaurant; 10 Hurt
A teenager was arrested for a drugged-driving DUI after allegedly plowing into a Las Vegas restaurant. Ten people were hurt.
The driver, 18-year-old Gage Lindsey, reportedly sent his Lexus airborne into a restaurant called the Egg & I. The sedan landed in an outdoor dining patio and smashed through a window of the restaurant during Monday's busy lunch service, reports the Las Vegas Sun.
Lindsey was booked on counts of driving under the influence of drugs resulting in substantial bodily harm, felony reckless driving, and felony hit-and-run.
None of the 10 people were injured in the crashed suffered life-threatening injuries, reports the Sun.
Apparently, the incident started when Lindsey entered a left turn lane and hit the median. Lindsey then traveled over the median and into oncoming traffic. He was struck by several other vehicles before smashing into the restaurant.
Following the collision, Lindsey and his passenger reportedly attempted to run away from the scene, tossing a pill away in the process, the Associated Press reports. However, witnesses apprehended them.
In his alleged drugged driving escapade, Gage Lindsey basically provided a "how-to" for things not to do in a DUI. For example:
- Don't get behind the wheel if you're under the influence of any substance. It doesn't matter if you're drunk or took drugs. Don't compound the problem by driving and putting everyone else's life in danger.
- Don't run from the scene. Never flee the scene of an accident. Even if you're afraid of a DUI charge, trying to run off can potentially make your penalties even worse.
- Don't laugh about what happened. Lindsey and his passenger were reportedly yucking it up after injuring 10 people in their airborne joyride into the restaurant window. Showing some contrition can potentially help you in the sentencing phase.
- Bail $500,000 for teen driver on felony DUI charges in Las Vegas restaurant crash that hurt 10 (The Associated Press)
- How to Expunge a DUI Conviction (FindLaw's Blotter)
- Drunk Driving Down; Drugged Driving Sky High (FindLaw's Blotter)
- Contact a Las Vegas DUI Attorney (Las Vegas DUI Lawyer)