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Bail set for truck driver accused of killing 5 bicyclists in December

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Posted at 8:57 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:03:57-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Bail has been set for the truck driver accused of killing 5 bicyclists on Dec. 10 near Boulder City.

Authorities say that 45-year-old Jordan Barson was high on methamphetamine when he plowed into the group of bicyclist.

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Bail was set at $750,000 on Thursday by a Las Vegas judge.

If Barson is released, he will have to submit to random urinalysis, be subject to electronic monitoring and will not be allowed to drive.

Barson allegedly had 9 times the amount of meth in his system to be legally impaired at the time of the crash on U.S. Highway 95.

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Barson is facing 5 counts of DUI resulting in death, 2 counts of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and 7 counts of reckless driving.