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13 Investigates: Driver in deadly North Las Vegas crash has extensive criminal history

Gary Dean Robinson
Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 23:28:28-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The man police say sped through a red light which led to a"mass casualty" crashthat killed nine people, including himself, has an extensive criminal history dating back to the 1990s, including multiple cases in courts across the Las Vegas Valley.

Officials identified the driver as 59-year-old Gary Dean Robinson.

Here's a look at what we're finding so far:

Robinson was scheduled to be in Las Vegas Municipal Court on Monday for a speeding ticket he previously pleaded guilty on.

Looking further into his past, a search by his full name reveals charges that include assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and more that paints the picture of a career criminal.


In 2004, Robinson was busted for selling cocaine to an undercover Las Vegas Metropolitan Police detective in the area of15th Street and Fremont Street.

Court documents show he pleaded guilty to possession, but violated the conditions of his probation and was sent to jail for 30 days in 2007.

Robinson also pleaded guilty to battery in a domestic violence case in 2004.

Four years later, in November 2008, Robinson got into it with bailiffs at drug court after Judge Joe Bonaventure ordered him to jail for two days.

Robinson rushed the judge's bench and bailiffs Tazed him three times as he tried to flee the courtroom.

Also in 2008, Robinson pleaded guilty to having an open container and driving with a revoked or suspended license on the Strip.

13 Investigates will continue to dig into Robinson's history.

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