Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 | 1:21 p.m.
A 26-year-old woman was arrested in connection with drunken driving after an accident Sunday morning critically injured a teen pedestrian in the western valley.
Metro Police said the accident happened at 5:08 a.m. on Spring Mountain Road, west of El Camino Road.
Police said it appears Noel Lardeo was driving a 2005 Acura TSX west on Spring Mountain Road when she failed to maintain her travel lane and drove off the right side of the road.
The Acura collided with a bus shelter and struck a 15-year-old boy waiting nearby, police said.
The boy was transported to University Medical Center’s trauma unit in critical condition, police said. Lardeo and her passenger, 36-year-old Artemio Rios, did not report injuries, police said.
Lardeo allegedly failed a standard field sobriety test and was arrested. Charges include one count of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, one count of failure to stop at an intersection, one count of no registration in vehicle, two counts of no driver’s license in possession and one count of open container in vehicle while driving, according to Clark County Detention Center records.
Jail records indicate Lardeo is being held without bail. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.