In an arrest report, Gary Hosey, Jr. told police he had been rushing to get home before crashing into a bus stop shelter. (LVMPD, overlay; James Atencio)
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Gary Lee Hosey was sentenced to up to 80 years in prison Friday for slamming a vehicle into a west Las Vegas bus stop shelter in 2012, killing four people.
A judge ordered the 25-year-old to serve at least 24 years behind bars.
Hosey pleaded guilty in August to five felony driving under the influence counts in connection to the September 2012 wreck on Spring Mountain Road near Decatur Boulevard.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, Hosey was behind the wheel of a Chevy Monte Carlo heading eastbound on Spring Mountain when it passed Decatur about 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2012.
A police officer reported seeing the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
Police said the officer saw the vehicle hit a drainage dip, go airborne, lose control and hit a bus stop shelter, which had several awaiting pedestrians.
Metro said Hosey, whom identified himself to officers as the driver of the wrecked vehicle, was observed crawling out of the vehicle while three other occupants were trapped. Those occupants would later be extracted by use of the jaws of life, police said.
Metro also said several of the pedestrians struck at the scene had already succumbed to injuries shortly after first responding emergency units arrived. A total of seven people were also hospitalized in the wreck, police said.
In an arrest report, police said an officer made contact with Hosey, who appeared to have bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, an unsteady gait and the odor of alcohol coming from his breath. According to the report, Hosey blew a blood-alcohol content above the illegal percentage of .08.
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