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November 22, 2014

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Woman faces DUI charges after fatally striking man on bicycle

The woman who hit and killed 41-year-old Cesar Flores as he was riding his bicycle on July 25 may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Kelly Harney, 36, failed several field sobriety tests that were administered after the accident on Las Vegas Boulevard South near Pyle Avenue, according to an arrest report from Nevada Highway Patrol.

An NHP trooper reported smelling alcohol on Harney's breath as well as marijuana on her body, the report said.

Harney claimed to have had half a beer a day earlier. She also said she had smoked marijuana two days before and that she usually smoked once a week, the report said.

She told troopers she hit Flores after a gust of wind coming through the driver's side window of her Nissan pushed her car to the right.

Harney was arrested about 7 p.m. that night and taken to the Clark County Detention Center where she underwent blood tests.

The results of the tests were not available.

At about 4:20 p.m., Harney struck and killed Flores as he was riding his bike southbound in the right shoulder of Las Vegas Boulevard.

Flores was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

Harney faces DUI charges including driving under the influence of a controlled substance. She also faces charges of failing to decrease speed under certain circumstances.

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