78°F
weather icon Clear

Deadly DUI suspect, originally released by a judge, ordered back to jail

The woman suspected in a deadly DUI crash has been rearrested.

Judge Kent Jasperson issued an order at 7:30 a.m. Monday rescinding the own recognizance release of Ashley Winn, remanding her back to the custody of the Nye County Sheriff’s Office on her original bail amount of $200,240.

Winn, 22, turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office at 9 a.m. and was booked in to the Nye County Detention Center.

Winn was involved in a DUI crash early Saturday morning, leaving one person dead and another critically injured. She was given the $200,204 bail amount, but was released on her own recognizance by Judge Jasperson before being fully booked into the Nye County Detention Center.

Winn was arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol and and charged with two preliminary felony counts, one DUI involving death and the other for DUI resulting in serious bodily injury, in addition to a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop at a stop sign, as result of the incident.

At around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning sheriff’s deputies responded to the area near Dandelion and Honeysuckle Streets after reports of a motor vehicle crash came into dispatch.

Deputies saw two vehicles involved in the crash upon arrival at the scene. The initial investigation revealed that Winn was traveling westbound on Honeysuckle Street, while the victim was heading northbound on Dandelion Street. Winn failed to stop at the stop sign, crashing into the vehicle on Dandelion.

The passenger of the vehicle traveling on Dandelion Street was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was life flighted to UMC in Las Vegas.

The Nevada Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist sheriff’s deputies and took over the fatal motor vehicle accident portion of the investigation.

That investigation ultimately identified that Winn, the driver of the vehicle on Honeysuckle Street was intoxicated and was the at fault vehicle in the accident, as result of running the stop sign.

Sheriff’s deputies assisted in the DUI portion of the investigation and a blood sample was secured from Winn after a search warrant was obtained from the Pahrump Justice Court.

Nevada Highway Patrol arrested Winn after her release from Desert View Hospital and charged her with the three above counts.

Winn was transported to the Nye County Detention Center and was being booked on the three charges, but was released by Jasperson before being fully processed.

This is a developing story. Check www.pvtimes.com for updates.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

THE LATEST
Got the best tacos in town? How to enter Pahrump Taco Fest 2024

Tastebuds are set to be dancing in delight as the Pahrump Taco Fest makes its much-anticipated return to the valley. There is still time for competitors to sign up for a chance at the coveted title of best tacos in town.

Youths can now remain in care of kin under foster care changes

The new change paves a path to allow family members who are caring for a child to access the same financial resources from the state as traditional foster care providers.

GALLERY: What you missed at the Community Baby Shower

The 3rd annual event included activities and games, such as face painting, Find the Baby and Don’t Say Bay-Bee, adding an element of fun.

Plan for medical waste treatment plant draws public outcry

A proposal by MediWaste Disposal LLC to bring a medical waste treatment facility to the valley has touched off a wave of public unrest, with a crowd of Pahrump residents flocking to the latest Nye County Commission meeting to express their displeasure.

3 motorcyclists killed in US 95 crash near Goldfield

Three motorcyclists who died in a crash along US 95 about 2 miles south of Goldfield last week have been identified as Benny Hall, 52, of Tonopah; Jeffery Hicks, 72, of Goldfield; and Frank Winkler, 54, of Linton, Ind.

How Pahrump is remembering its heroes this Memorial Day weekend

Though it has become widely known as the unofficial kickoff of summer, two local veterans’ organizations are helping ensure the real meaning of Memorial Day is not lost among the fun of pool parties and cookouts.

Groundbreaking set for new Tonopah elementary school

A ground-breaking ceremony is set for the construction of the new $25 million Tonopah Elementary School beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29

Nye schools seek retirees to fill some critical vacancies

Even as school officials announced the retirement of more than a dozen teachers and other personnel on Monday night, they hope some veteran workers and retirees will consider returning to fill essential roles in the district.