Lindsey appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court on April 4, 2013. (Peter Dawson/FOX5)
Police said driver Gage Lindsey admitted to drug problems but claimed he had not taken any before the wreck. (Background: Jason Valle/FOX5; Inset: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A judge set bail Thursday for a teen who admitted to blacking out when his vehicle drove into a west Las Vegas restaurant during the lunch hour.
Gage Lindsey, 18, had bail set at $500,000 during his initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court.
His next court appearance was set for April 11.
Lindsey was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and attempting to leave the scene of an accident following the crash at the Egg & I restaurant on Sahara Avenue near Arville Street.
Ten people were seriously injured as a result of the crash, police said.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, Lindsey was driving westbound on Sahara in the far right lane when he veered toward the median, drove into the eastbound lanes of traffic and plowed into the restaurant's patio.
Police said several people hit by the vehicle were actually trapped underneath the car.
An arrest report also said Lindsey and a passenger got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee before being tackled and detained by customers. Lindsey, in the report, was also seen trying to discard a pill he claimed was Xanax.
As the report stated, Lindsey admitted to blacking out, citing drug problems in the past, but claimed he was not on any at the time.
While being questioned by officers, Lindsey, in the report, appeared to be disoriented and was unable to tell the date or day of the week or the time of day. Lindsey, in the report, admitted to having problems with drugs in the past but said he hadn't taken any recently.
After determining Lindsey may have been impaired by drugs, police, in the report, took blood and urine samples from the suspect while he was in custody at Clark County Detention Center.
In the report, nine people were transported to University Medical Center, while one was taken to Sunrise Hospital.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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