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$3.5M bail set for teen in fatal DUI wreck

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A teen arrested for his involvement in a DUI rollover that killed five people outside of the Las Vegas valley had his bail set Monday for $3.5 million.

A judge in Moapa Township Justice Court set the bail amount during an initial hearing for 18-year-old Jean Soriano.

According to the court, Soriano was charged with five felony counts of driving under the influence causing death, two counts of DUI causing bodily harm, driving without a license and failure to reduce speed or use due care.

Soriano's next court date was schedule for April 10.

According to authorities, Soriano was behind the wheel of a Dodge Durango that struck a Chevy AstroVan in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at Mile Marker 101 near Mesquite on Saturday.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the collision caused the van carrying seven people to roll over off the freeway. Five people in the van died as a result of the wreck.

NHP said a driver and a teen passenger were transported to University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Meanwhile, Soriano and another passenger in the Durango were treated and released from UMC.

While at UMC, according to a NHP arrest report, Soriano was questioned by troopers about the wreck.

Soriano told investigators in the report he was heading to Las Vegas from St. George, Utah.

In the report, NHP says Soriano had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and his person. The report also states he had watery and bloodshot eyes at the time.

When asked by investigators if he had consumed any alcohol, Soriano, in the report, said he had some Budweiser. When he was asked how many, Soriano, as stated in the report, said "too many."

He was arrested immediately following his release from the hospital, the report said.

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

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