Summer Butler: Speeding woman on cocaine charged with DUI after killing drunk driver on meth in car crash

When Summer Butler was receiving medical care, 'a small baggie containing a white substance fell out of the left side of her bra', said reports

Summer Butler: Speeding woman on cocaine charged with DUI after killing drunk driver on meth in car crash
Police found a handgun and a half-empty bottle of vodka in Summer Butler’s vehicle (North Las Vegas Police Department)
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: A speeding woman is charged with driving under the influence after she rammed into another car, killing its driver who was under the influence of methamphetamine on January 14, said police. The woman reportedly had traces of cocaine and alcohol in her system.

Summer Butler, 37, was arrested recently and faces charges of DUI resulting in death, reckless driving and being in possession of a controlled substance in connection with the fatal crash in January, KTLA reported. According to a North Las Vegas Police Department affidavit, Butler was driving east on East Cheyenne Avenue, past Civic Center Drive around 11.55 pm on that day while another vehicle headed west. The other vehicle made a U-turn in front of Butler, causing the vehicles to collide. Butler is accused of traveling at 73mph with an alcohol level of .102 when she crashed.

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The deceased driver, Ishaman Edwards, 54, died at the hospital of blunt force trauma, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. Police said Edwards was traveling 70 mph when the accident took place. The brakes were not applied until a half-second before the crash, according to the affidavit.

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When Butler was receiving medical care, “a small baggie containing a white substance fell out of the left side of her bra,” a report obtained by KTLA alleges. Police also found a handgun and a half-empty bottle of vodka in Butler’s vehicle. The woman was arrested in June after a warrant was issued against her and released on $15,000 bail on August 29.

Police officers who responded to the scene noticed that Butler was acting “erratic” when she arrived at the hospital and was sedated by staff. Test results weeks after the accident also confirmed that Butler had cocaine and cannabinoids in her blood, the police department told KTLA. Butler remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center. 

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MEAWW previously reported a 14-year-old Texas boy was killed in a crash that cops say was caused by a suspected drunk driver who has a lengthy rap sheet and was just released from prison on parole related to his latest DWI conviction. Mason Nelson was riding in a Jeep with three other teens and an adult following a baseball practice in Galveston at 6 pm Friday, September 2, when 28-year-old Keith Brazier’s white Toyota SUV slammed into the vehicle.

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