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Public defender to be assigned for bus stop suspect

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Gary Lee Hosey, Jr., in Las Vegas Justice Court. Gary Lee Hosey, Jr., in Las Vegas Justice Court.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A public defender is expected to be assigned to a Las Vegas man accused of causing the deaths of four people at a bus stop after a wreck.

Gary Lee Hosey was scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday in connection to an alleged impaired driving crash on Spring Mountain Road, near Decatur Boulevard, on Sept. 13.

During his previous court date on Nov. 14, his legal counsel withdrew, citing his family's financial hardships. A judge on Wednesday will determine a public defender for Hosey, although his previous attorneys could still be assigned at the Clark County's expense.

According to police, Hosey was behind the wheel of an eastbound vehicle, when it lost control and slammed into a bus stop shelter.

The wreck resulted in the deaths of four people and injuries to several others.

Police said Hosey was under the influence at the time of the accident, but attorneys for Hosey claim there is a discrepancy regarding how impaired he was at the time of the impact.

The arrest report shows an on-scene breathalyzer test found Hosey had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of .08. According to the arrest report, Hosey claimed he had just one beer prior to getting in his car with four passengers on September 13.

Blood tests showed Hosey also had marijuana in his system at the time of the accident.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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