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Driver accused of DUI in deadly crash that killed 2 Las Vegas teens denied bail

Posted at 6:56 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 17:10:00-04

The woman accused by police of DUI in a deadly crash that killed two teenage girls last week was denied bail during her first court appearance on Monday.

38-year-old Ebone Whitaker missed her scheduled appearance last week because she was in the hospital.

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The court ordered Whitaker to remain behind bars, saying she is an "extreme risk" to society.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 24.

Police say Whitaker was high on methamphetamine, heroin, and PCP on the night of Aug. 3.

Authorities accuse Whitaker of speeding while driving under the influence seconds before a crash that killed 16-year-olds Citlali Mora and Nelly Amaya-Ramirez as they were crossing the street near Twain Avenue and Maryland Parkway.