Suspected impaired motorist apprehended in death of Las Vegas bicyclist

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Danesmin Solis-Cortes A bicyclist who was struck late last month in the east Las Vegas valley by a believed impaired chauffeur has actually died, Metro Authorities announced today.

Jason Eckert, 44, died on Thursday, five days after being struck by a 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by Danesmin Solis-Cortes, police said.

Solis-Cortes, 40, was speeding down Indios Opportunity when he blew through a stop sign and struck Eckert, among three bicyclists, at the intersection with Mountain Vista Street, near Stone Highway and Twain Opportunity, authorities said.

The other cyclists, a lady and an 8-year-old child, were not hurt, cops stated.

The automobile continued and smashed into a brick wall, authorities said. On Saturday, the remains of the wall, which were still surrounded by yellow police tape, were spray painted with the message, “Drunk Killed Father.”

It wasn’t immediately clear who vandalized the wall.

Solis-Cortes suffered small injuries and was reserved on a count of DUI after being treated at Sunrise Health center and Medical Center, where Eckert died, police stated.

The suspect, who is being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bond, is set up to be charged in court on Thursday, prison logs reveal.

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