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Man Sentenced to Prison for DUI Crash and Shooting Arrows at Drivers on Henderson Highway

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 5, 2023 3:58 pm

Henderson, Nevada – A 47-year-old man was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for driving under the influence, crashing into a motorcyclist, and then shooting arrows at passing motorists on a Henderson highway last year.

Incident Details and Arrest:

On April 8, 2022, Ronnie Macias rammed into a motorcyclist on U.S. Highway 95 and Sunset Road while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. After the crash, Macias exited his vehicle armed with a bow and arrows, fled the scene on foot, and began firing arrows at passing vehicles, creating a dangerous situation for other drivers.

Plea and Sentencing:

Macias pleaded guilty to DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm in October 2023. On Tuesday, District Judge Monica Trujillo sentenced him to prison for a term ranging from five years to twelve years and six months.

Macias’ Statement:

During the sentencing hearing, Macias expressed remorse for his actions, stating, “I’d just like to apologize to the victims.”

Motive and Mental Evaluation:

According to his arrest report, Macias claimed he crashed into the motorcycle because he believed the rider was the person who had killed his stepfather. He further stated that he perceived the people at the scene as posing a threat and believed they were armed.

A mental health evaluation concluded that Macias was competent to stand trial.

Additional Charges and Resolution:

Prior to pleading guilty to the DUI charge, Macias faced additional charges including failing to stop at the scene of a crash, reckless driving, attempted murder, assault, and child abuse.

Financial Penalty and Time Served:

Judge Trujillo fined Macias $2,000 on Tuesday. He received credit for 607 days served in custody since his arrest.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ronnie Macias was sentenced to prison for causing a DUI crash and shooting arrows at vehicles.
  • He expressed remorse for his actions and received credit for time served.
  • The incident highlighted the dangers of driving under the influence and the potential for escalating situations.

This case serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the devastating consequences of reckless behavior.

Credits: Review Journal

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