Woman took sleeping pills before crash that pinned man between cars, report says


LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A woman allegedly took sleeping pills before an accident that pinned a man between two cars, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrest report.

Serena Mueller faces DUI and other dangerous driving charges after the May 17 crash. The crash happened at Tropicana and Maryland Parkway around 11:36 p.m.

Police say the drivers of a 2020 Toyota Corolla and a 1994 Ford F-150 got out of their vehicles due to a minor accident. Both drivers turned on their hazard lights, according to the report.

The Corolla driver got out to inspect the trunk of the car and was between his car and the Ford. A 2014 Toyota Camry failed to slow down and hit the back of the Ford, pinning the man between the vehicles.

A trauma doctor told police the victim may need to have one or even both legs amputated, a fractured pelvis, a lacerated liver, blood in the lungs and wounds to the arm.

The driver of the Camry, identified as Mueller, refused to take field sobriety tests and admitted to taking sleeping pills, according to the report. Mueller reportedly told police she was “taking all kinds of pills” and told an officer to “mind her own business“.

Mueller’s vehicle registration outside of Nebraska has expired and his Nebraska license has been suspended.

Court records show Mueller was not released on bail. His next hearing has been set for May 23.


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