- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have identified two scooter riders who were badly hurt and a driver booked on suspicion of driving under the influence in an overnight crash on a busy street east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas police say the 27-year-old scooter driver, Chris Leichtweiss, was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries after the 2 a.m. Monday crash.

The scooter passenger, 19-year-old Tiffany Nelson, was hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say 31-year-old Matthew Thompson of Las Vegas was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge. He’s jailed pending an initial court appearance.

Police say Thompson was driving a 2003 Infiniti sedan that hit the scooter from behind on Koval Lane near Harmon Avenue.

Both riders were thrown from the scooter.

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