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$4M bail set for driver in Vegas bus stop wreck

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Gary Hosey stood with his public defender in court Friday. The defense requested bail set at $3,000. (Stefanie Jay/FOX5) Gary Hosey stood with his public defender in court Friday. The defense requested bail set at $3,000. (Stefanie Jay/FOX5)
A family member of one of the crash victims spoke with media. (Stefanie Jay/FOX5) A family member of one of the crash victims spoke with media. (Stefanie Jay/FOX5)
Most recent booking photo of Gary Hosey (from LVMPD). Most recent booking photo of Gary Hosey (from LVMPD).
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A judge on Friday set bail at $4 million for a Las Vegas man who is charged in a deadly wreck at a bus stop.

Gary Lee Hosey, Jr., appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court for his initial arraignment on four counts of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death.

The charges are related to the Sept. 13 wreck in which the vehicle he was operating slammed into pedestrians at a bus stop on Spring Mountain Road near Decatur Boulevard.

Hosey's defense lawyer argued to have bail set at $3,000. The prosecution contended a $15 million bail for Hosey - $2 million for each death and $1 million for each injury.

Las Vegas Metro police said Hosey was driving eastbound on Spring Mountain at a high rate of speed when he struck a drainage ditch in the road, lost control, went airborne and crashed into the bus stop.

Four people were killed and another seven were injured as a result of the accident.

In an arrest report, police said Hosey blew a blood-alcohol concentration of above the 0.08 legal limit.

Metro said Hosey told investigators he had one beer at a nearby bar before heading off to his girlfriend's place to pick her up for work.

Three other people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, police said. Authorities also noted Hosey was driving without a license.

In addition, Hosey's defense attorney requested a judge reassignment by random in the case, contending "bias."

Judge Conrad Hafen set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 19.

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