Alleged drunken driver hits cars

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By David Giuliani

There aren’t many Red Hummers in town, so Las Vegas police didn’t have a hard time finding a suspected drunken driver who allegedly hit several cars last week.

Police said they arrested Tommy Jeffrey, 21, of Las Vegas on charges of aggravated drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, having no insurance, and resisting and obstructing officers.

He was also served with an outstanding warrant from Colfax County for illegal fishing, police said.

Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, police got a call that a motorist struck a parked car in the 800 block of Douglas Avenue. At the site of the crash, police found pieces to a red Hummer, along with the car’s emblems, officials said.

They later found Jeffrey’s Hummer on Valley Street. When they approached the house, the suspect took off running, but the officers caught him shortly after, Las Vegas police Capt. Eugene Garcia said.

Jeffrey had blood on himself, and officers saw blood in the Hummer and a broken windshield, Garcia said. As such, officers suspected that Jeffrey injured himself when he hit one of the vehicles in the trip to Valley Street, Garcia said.

Jeffrey was accused of hitting the car on Douglas, another in the 800 block of Eighth Street, still another at Chavez and Perez streets and two on Valley Street.

Garcia said officers believe that Jeffrey’s steering column was damaged because of the first accident, so he had a hard time controlling his car after that.

A passenger, Randolph Valdez, 22, of Las Vegas, was charged with obstructing officers and unlawful possession of marijuana, Garcia said.