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Driver Told Police He 'Blacked Out' Before Crash into Restaurant

LAS VEGAS -- The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a restaurant injuring 10 people told police he "blacked out and needed to get off the road," according to the arrest report for 18-year-old Gage James Lindsey.

His vehicle hit two cars and crashed into the Egg & I diner on Sahara Avenue near Arville Road Monday during the lunch hour. Witnesses said Lindsey tried to flee after the crash but was stopped by restaurant patrons.

Ten people were injured, including three who suffered substantial injuries. The arrest report said one victim, a 35-year-old man, had a collapsed right lung full of blood and multiple fractures of the spine, shoulders and one arm. Other victims suffered broken bones.

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While the report said the result of a breath test on Lindsey showed no alcohol impairment, Metro Police suspect drug impairment. Police said Lindsey admitted to past problems with drugs and using drugs without a prescription. He was also unable to provide police with correct answers to some questions. He told police, he thought it was Sunday, not Monday. He also could not provide the time of day. Urine and blood tests were conducted on Lindsey. Those results are not available at this time.

Lindsey is facing numerous charges.


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