LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
A guy suspected of hitting multiple cars and killing 3 pedestrians near Flamingo Roadway and Eastern Avenue on Dec. 13 said he takes medication for seizures and utilized cannabis before the crash, inning accordance with an arrest report.
The report for Daniel Becker mentioned he told police he had a medical condition that results in him having seizures. His other half informed cops he takes Phenytoin daily for his condition.
Becker also told police he smokes cannabis routinely and the last time he smoked was prior to work on the day of the crash at 5:30 a.m.
Authorities stated Becker was driving a Ford Exploration and he was taking a trip southbound on Eastern Opportunity south of Viking Roadway when he struck the back of a Ford Mustang. Becker did not stop at the scene and headed southbound where he hit the back of a GMC Jimmy on Eastern Opportunity north of Flamingo Road. Becker continued southeast crossed over a center median and hit 3 pedestrians. Becker headed south where he struck a Honda CR-V that was traveling westbound on Flamingo Roadway. 3 other vehicles were hit by particles. Becker continued south and struck a BMW 5 Series and a Chevrolet Silverado that were taking a trip northbound on Eastern Opportunity. The Chevrolet took a trip south and hit a Honda Accord. Debris hit 2 other cars. All three pedestrians passed away at the scene of the crash. According to the Clark County Coroner’s Workplace, Jazzy Smith, 19, Carrie Smith, 40, and Charlene Emerson, 60, were those victims. Several others, including Becker, were taken to local healthcare facilities for treatment.
While at the hospital, an officer attempted to release field sobriety tests however might not perform all the tests due to Becker’s position on a gurney and a neck collar. The officer observed a quick speech pattern, raised blood pressure and heart rate which are consistent with an individual under the impact of marijuana. Becker’s eyes were bloodshot and his mindset while being dealt with varied from agitated to irritable to calm, and cooperative. He passed a breath test with a 0.00, however the results of a blood test were pending.
Becker’s spouse informed authorities that he voluntarily surrendered his Nevada motorist’s license after he was associated with a single-vehicle crash in September when he repelled the road and into a light pole. Police validated he surrendered his license on Sept. 27. She likewise stated when he is recuperating from a seizure he typically can’t remember any events leading up to or quickly after the episode. She said with the death of time, the occasions appear to come back to him.
On Monday, a judge rejected Becker’s defense group’s request for $250,000 bail. She said he will remain behind bars without bail for at least five days.
His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 26.
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