LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A judge set bond for the suspect police say was involved in a crash that killed a mother on Thanksgiving morning. The bond is set at $250,000 for Nathaniel Postelle, the 27-year-old suspected DUI driver.
Officials say Postelle was driving home from a friend’s house impaired around 8:30 a.m. Thursday when he ran a red light at the intersection of Durango and Russell, and t-boned the 32-year-old victim.
The mother’s 12-year-old daughter was a passenger in the car and suffered minor injuries.
Postelle is facing DUI charges including DUI causing death and possession of a controlled substance.
Judge Joe Bonaventure mentioned in court on Friday that Postelle has a criminal history of one misdemeanor conviction and 9 failures to appear.
Postelle’s lawyer, Craig Mueller, says Postelle is a lifelong Las Vegas resident who graduated from Palo Verde High School and supports two kids, ages 4 and 8. He is also in the union, Local 525.
The next court date is set for Dec. 3.