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Mom of young boy texted about White Claws, playing tourist before fatal crash

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Aug 27, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — 13 Action News has obtained the grand jury transcript for the 23-year-old mother accused of killing her son in a drunk driving crash near Rampart and Lake Mead boulevards.

Lauren Prescia texted that she wanted to get drunk and play tourist at Fashion Show, according to text messages sent to the father of the child before the crash.

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The father, 23-year-old Cameron Hubbard-Jones, has also been arrested. The crash happened during a race between the pair.

According to the transcript, Prescia told Hubbard-Jones that she had White Claws, which is an alcoholic beverage

READ THE GRAND JURY TRANSCRIPT

Additionally, after the crash, she reportedly admitted to drinking two White Claws.

Hubbard-Jones told police that Prescia had told him that she was going to beat him home that day.

Several witnesses testified in front of the grand jury, describing how they saw Presica’s 2020 Hyundai traveling at a very high rate of speed on Rampart Boulevard before the crash.

One of the witnesses asked Prescia after the crash what she was thinking and she reportedly mumbled something about running a red light.

The transcript also contains information about the blood alcohol test. According to the transcript, Prescia did not receive one until 2 hours later because she was receiving medical treatment. That test revealed her BAC was 0.176, more than 2 times the legal limit. Another test an hour later resulted in a 0.152 BAC. Prescia also had cocaine in her system at the time of the crash.

Prescia and Hubbard-Jones have been charged with 2nd-degree murder, reckless driving and child abuse.

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