The man who was responsible for killing 4 people and wounding 6, in the deadly bus stop crash in Southwest Las Vegas, DUI driver, Gary Lee Hosey appears in court on Monday and he was crying.
Was he crying for the 4 victims because their lives have been snuffed out all too soon? Was he crying for the victims seriously injured, some who were passengers in his car?
Perhaps Hosey was crying for himself because he stands to spend a good part of his life in jail, possibly even life, for his role in the tragedy that unfolded because he chose to drink and drive?
Few have sympathy for the man responsible for the horrific crash at the bus stop on Decatur Blvd and Spring Mountain Road Thursday morning.
The 23 year old Hosey did not have a valid Nevada drivers license and never even put in an application for one yet he was on the roadway drinking and then driving.
8 News Now reports that he was pulled over last June for speeding and, although he did not have a Nevada drivers license, he had a license from another state.
He did not show up for his court date for speeding and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested, immediately released and appeared for his court date in November of last year.
At that court date, Hosey was ordered to go to traffic school and to obtain a Nevada Drivers license. He did neither and apparently he somehow fell through the cracks and there was no follow up on his case.
Even though his case fell though the cracks, the indisputable fact is that the responsibility for drinking and driving falls solely with Hosey.
Witnesses reported seeing him going though the intersection in a 2001 Monte Carlo at approximately 100 MPH. Another witness says Hosey asked, after the crash, if he had arrived at the liquor store. Police say his eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was in excess of the legal 8.0.
But according to Hosey, he had ONE beer with his friends and he had to get the car home to his girlfriend because she needed it to go to work. He says he was only driving about 60 MPH, hit a dip in the road and simply lost control.
Although his family has expressed sorrow for the victims, at least one of Hosey’s friends is supporting him saying it was just a mistake and he knows that he’s sorry about what he did.
A memorial has been set up at the site of the accident and a public candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 7pm.
Hosey appeared briefly in court on Monday where his bail request was, not surprisingly, denied.
He is expected back in court Friday for his arraignment.