Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Car While Fleeing Scene of Crash

August 10, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Car While Fleeing Scene of Crash

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a driver was critically injured in a crash in the east Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday morning. The driver is suspected of driving under the influence. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the crash happened around 5:30 am on August 2nd, and occurred near Washington Avenue just west of Pecos Road. The police department also stated that a Subaru was fleeing the scene of an unrelated crash when it lost control and hit a stop sign before crashing into a fire hydrant and a park wall. The driver of the Subaru, identified as a 31-year-old Las Vegas man, was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries. According to LVMPD, the man showed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for charges related to driving under the influence. LVMPD also confirmed that there was one additional occupant in the vehicle, but the passenger only suffered moderate injuries and was not taken to a hospital. Washington was closed in both directions between Mojave Road and Pecos while LVMPD investigated the crash, but has since been reopened.       “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.