Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 | 2:47 p.m.
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- Defense attorneys: Man who drove into bus stop was under legal limit for alcohol (9-20-2012)
- Metro Police say driver in fatal bus stop crash is being transferred to jail (9-14-2012)
- Day after deadly crash, bus riders wonder about missing passengers (9-14-2012)
- Police ID driver in bus-stop crash that killed 4 (9-13-2012)
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An arraignment for Gary Hosey Jr., accused of drunken driving in an accident that killed four people standing at a Las Vegas bus stop, was postponed two weeks.
The hearing was scheduled Wednesday afternoon in Clark County District Court's Arraignment Courtroom, a setting designed to hear many arraignments to speed up the judicial process. Calling it a "unique case," Hosey's attorney, Dayvid Figler, asked for the arraignment to be deferred to a District Court trial setting.
The arraignment was continued until 9 a.m. Nov. 14. Hosey will remain in the Clark County Detention Center on $4 million bail.
The fatal crash happened the morning of Sept. 13 on Spring Mountain Road near Decatur Boulevard. Metro Police say Hosey, now 24, was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling at a high rate of speed when he apparently lost control and struck the bus stop.
Earlier this month, Hosey waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. At the time, Figler said Hosey had taken responsibility for his actions and was "extremely remorseful," but he contends speeding — not drugs or alcohol — was the primary factor in the crash.
The criminal complaint alleges Hosey's blood-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit of 0.08, based on blood samples taken within two hours of the fatal crash. Hosey also had more marijuana in his system than the law allows, the criminal complaint against Hosey alleged.