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Woman admits drinking at local hotel-casino before multi-vehicle crash

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Woman admits drinking at local hotel-casino before multi-vehicle crash

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 16, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The woman that police say is responsible for a multiple-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon that injured several people admitted to police that she had been drinking before the incident.

37-year-old Angela Mageras told police that she drank two Bloody Mary cocktails and two Bud Light beers prior to getting into her car.

Mageras says that she had her last alcoholic beverage at around 2 p.m. at Arizona Charlie's. The crash happened at about 2:18 near East Desert Inn and Sandhill roads.

According to the police report for the incident, Mageras was traveling well over the posted speed of 45 miles per hour in a construction zone when she lost control of her 2008 Toyota Scion.

Mageras told police that she did not remember the crash and did not know what road she had been driving on.

Mageras, who received minor injuries during the crash, was transported to a local hospital along with the other victims.

She has been booked in absentia for DUI with substantial bodily harm.

Four other vehicles were involved in the crash. Three people received moderate injuries; three people, including a 52-year-old male in Mageras' car, received minor injuries; and one female, a 33-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

Two other people in the multi-vehicle crash were not injured.

The crash resulted in Desert Inn Road being closed for several hours.

The crash remains under investigation by LVMPD.

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