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Woman with 6 Prior DUIs Arrested Again, Allegedly Driving Under Influence Without License

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 8, 2024 6:18 pm

Las Vegas, NV – A woman with a history of DUI arrests, Richa Birdow (44), was arrested on Thursday, February 1st, for driving under the influence again, according to documents obtained by 8 News Now Investigators. This marks her seventh DUI arrest in total.

Details of the Arrest:

  • Police pulled over Birdow on Flamingo Road near Palos Verdes Street due to a malfunctioning taillight and erratic driving.
  • Officers noted slurred speech, squinted eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol.
  • Birdow admitted to having one drink but denied being intoxicated.
  • Further investigation revealed Birdow was driving with a revoked license and had rented the vehicle, raising questions about how this was possible.
  • Birdow allegedly displayed erratic behavior, including grabbing the patrol car and rocking back and forth.

Prior Offenses:

  • Birdow has six prior DUI arrests, including two felony convictions in 2013 and 2017.
  • In the 2017 case, under the name Melissa Gray, she received a 2-5 year prison sentence.
  • Her license was revoked in 2009, but she has been arrested for DUIs multiple times since then.

Current Charges and Bail:

  • Birdow faces charges of felony DUI and driving with a revoked license.
  • Her initial court appearance set bail at $20,000, but she was released due to prosecutors not filing a criminal complaint within 48 hours.
  • Her next hearing is scheduled for March 4th.

Driving under the influence is a serious offense that can result in injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, please seek help from qualified professionals.

Credits: 8NewsNow

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