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DUI charge dropped for suspect in future cop's death

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A Las Vegas man, who police believe struck a teen motorcyclist before fleeing, will not face a driving under the influence charge tied to the deadly incident.

A spokesperson with Clark County Courts confirmed a DUI charge was dropped for Jvon Williams after tests showed his blood alcohol content was not at a level needed to prosecute him.

Williams, 29, was arrested Aug. 1 in connection to a crash that took place on E. Sahara Avenue. The incident claimed the life of 19-year-old Angel Velasquez.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the crash happened when Velasquez, on a 2013 Honda motorcycle, was heading eastbound on Sahara. He applied the brakes and fell to his right side, police said.

The motorcyclist slid eastbound before he was struck by a 2013 Volkswagen that was attempting a left turn from northbound Van Patten, according to Metro.

The motorcyclist was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said the driver fled the scene. Officers were able to locate him, though, at his home after a bystander jotted down his license plate number. The Volkswagen had a great deal of front-end damage, police noted.

Williams already faces a charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

Family members said Velasquez was studying criminal justice at College of Southern Nevada in the hopes of becoming a Las Vegas Metro police officer.

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

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