Suspect in North Las Vegas DUI case released from custody, records show
UPDATE: The man suspected in a fatal North Las Vegas DUI crash has been released from custody, court records show.
Pedro Martinez Ocampo appeared for a hearing on March 17 in which no criminal complaint was filed by the prosecution, according to North Las Vegas Justice Court records. Because of this, he was released from custody.
A status check was set for June 16 at 8:30 a.m.
ORIGINAL STORY (MARCH 17):
Man killed in suspected DUI crash near Cheyenne, Decatur identified by coroner
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - North Las Vegas police investigated a fatal crash Tuesday night in the northwest valley that left one person dead.
According to North Las Vegas police, officers responded around 7:47p.m. to the area of North Decatur Boulevard and Rancho Rea Parkway on Tuesday, March 15 for a reported crash between two vehicles.
A Dodge pickup truck was traveling northbound on Decatur Boulevard at a high rate of speed, while a White car was traveling westbound on Rancho Rea Parkway, police said.
The truck and car collided with one another, launching the car 125 feet, police said.
Police said the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner identified him as 64-year-old Steven Joseph Ehresman of North Las Vegas. His death was ruled an accident.
The driver of the truck left the scene on foot, but was later arrested by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
The suspect, identified as Pedro Martinez Ocampo, is believed to be in his 30s, according to North Las Vegas police. He was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Police said the suspect was booked for DUI resulting in death among other other charges.
His arraignment is set for March 17 at 8:30 a.m.
North Las Vegas police closed North Decatur Boulevard between Gowan and Cheyenne during their investigation.
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