Complaint Not Filed Yet In Laughlin Crash

Published by The Bee News

June 1, 2018

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LAUGHLIN–A Fort Mohave woman may be released from jail by June 5 if a criminal complaint is not filed by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.

According to court documents, Darby Studebaker, 23, is facing two counts of driving under the influence that resulted in bodily injury after she allegedly got behind the wheel of her vehicle last Friday, colliding head on with two other cars on Bruce Woodbury Drive.

The crash left six people injured, two with serious injuries that required additional medical attention at a Las Vegas hospital. The other four were taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center.

The identities nor the conditions of the victims have been released by authorities.

On May 29, Studebaker appeared via video conference in front of Laughlin Justice Court Justice of the Peace Tim Atkins as part of the required 72-hour first appearance. Her bond was increased from $20,000 to $40,000 cash bond.

Atkins instructed the court to reschedule Studebaker’s appearance for Thursday, May 31. During those proceedings, Atkins informed the court the District Attorney’s Office had yet filed a criminal complaint against the defendant. He stated they had until June 5 to file the complaint or Studebaker would be released from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

If the complaint is filed by 5 p.m. on June 5, Studebaker will remain in custody and appear before the court on June 7 at 10 a.m. for an official arraignment.

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  1. Was the complaint filed?

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