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Bail raised for Vegas stripper in fatal DUI crash

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Shauna Miller, 26, was charged with driving under the influence in the deadly wreck on Spring Mountain Road on March 23, 2013. (LVMPD) Shauna Miller, 26, was charged with driving under the influence in the deadly wreck on Spring Mountain Road on March 23, 2013. (LVMPD)

A judge raised bail to $200,000 for a Las Vegas strip club dancer accused of driving impaired when her vehicle struck and killed another driver.

Shauna Miller, 26, appeared for her status check in Las Vegas Justice Court.

According to an Associated Press report, the prosecutor in Miller's case said the Spearmint Rhino dancer's blood alcohol level was more than two times the legal limit. Prosecutor Brian Rutledge also said her marijuana level was more than five times the limit, the AP reported.

Miller was charged with driving under the influence resulting in death following a collision at Spring Mountain and Wynn roads on March 23.

According to a Las Vegas Metro police arrest report, Miller told police she was driving westbound on Spring Mountain when her Hummer H2 was approaching the intersection during a green-to-yellow light change.

Miller stated in the report she struck the driver side of a Ford Escort that was turning right from Wynn onto Spring Mountain.

According to police, 33-year-old James Joseph White, the driver of the Ford, died as a result of the collision, while a 2-year-old child sitting in a car seat in the Escort had only minor injuries.

"He was a good person," said Tracy Valdez, who is White's friend. "He had morals and values. He loved his family and now his family doesn't have him anymore. Somebody has got to do something about drinking and driving and drugs. It's not right. This is what happens when people do this."

The report says that officers observed Miller's eyes as glassy and her pupils constricted. They also detected a moderate odor of alcohol, the report said.

When asked what she had been doing before the wreck, Miller, in the report, told police she had been working as a dancer at the Spearmint Rhino strip club from 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

She told officers, in the report, that she had two beers, with her last consumed about 3 or 4 a.m. She also told police she took a Xanax pill the night before but did not have a prescription for it.

The admission prompted officers to give Miller a field sobriety test, which resulted in failures in two of the test's phases.

The report also said additional investigation at the scene showed White's vehicle was heading straight southbound rather than turning right as Miller stated. Police also reported investigators saw no pre-impact braking from Miller's Hummer, contradicting her claim that she tried to brake to avoid a collision.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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