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Bail set at $320K for Utah woman charged in North Las Vegas hit and run

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 19:03:43-04

A Las Vegas judge set a bail of $320,000 for an 18-year-old Utah woman Monday.

Nyakueth Tear is accused of hitting eight people outside a North Las Vegas church, Iglesia De Cristo, then attempting to flee the scene Thursday night.

Tear has also been charged with providing false information to a police officer, failing to render aid the scene of the accident, operating a vehicle with expired plates, no proof of insurance, driving without a valid driver’s license and obstruction of justice.

FOX 5 Las Vegas reported that a witness followed the driver to a dead-end, and she tried to flee on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and took her into custody. The eight injured people were between the ages of 15 and 57. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Tear reportedly told police she had been living in the area for a week out of her vehicle. She also gave police a name that wasn’t the one on her identification card. The woman reportedly faces eight felony counts of hit-and-run, eight gross misdemeanor counts of failure to stop and render aid, as well as multiple other charges.

Police also believe the woman may have been under the influence of drugs when the crash occurred.