Alcohol and illegal drugs are often be the key contributing factors in many Las Vegas wrongful death incidents. These substances, which lower inhibitions, can enable arguments to escalate quickly and prevent a person from actually think through the consequences of their impulses. For some under the influence, spats become fights, fights become battles, battles that can often end in a case of Southern Nevada wrongful death. If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, contact Benson and Bingham today. We can help you recover financially from the incident.
Last weekend, a fight between a couple who had been drinking resulted in a potential Clark County wrongful death case with one person dead and one in jail, awaiting charges of murder using a deadly weapon. 33-year old Sounilak Ouchlaeun has been accused of running down her boyfriend with her 2010 Toyota Venza. The man, Conrado Mendoza, had been fighting with Ms. Ouchlaeun while the two had spent the day drinking. A witness to the evening, Valan Bengson told police that the couple began fighting over Ms. Ouchlaeun’s interactions with co-workers in the casino the couple worked at. At one point during the argument, Ms. Ouchlaeun became frightened and enraged after Mr. Mendoza punched and damaged a kitchen cabinet. Ms. Ouchlaeun attempted to leave, Mr. Mendoza tried to stop her by standing behind the SUV and was run over and dragged by the automobile for approximately six feet.
It is unknown whether or not Ms. Ouchlaeun has been charged with a Las Vegas DUI.
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