LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors say a California juvenile detention escapee had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.12 after a freeway a crash that killed five Southern California family members and injured two others.
That's well above the Nevada legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Eighteen-year-old Jean Ervin Soriano was charged Wednesday with seven felony driving under the influence charges and two misdemeanors in the early March 30 wreck on Interstate 15 outside Las Vegas.
A judge scheduled a May 15 evidence hearing.
Soriano's attorney Frank Cofer, says he'll plead not guilty when the time comes.
Cofer also says he wants to inspect the SUV involved in the crash to determine if Soriano was actually driving.
Authorities say the SUV hit a van carrying seven family members back to California after visiting a sick relative in Denver.