Change in Fatal DUI Law

The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a change in the handling of DUI cases involving fatal crashes by prohibiting prosecutors from charging defendants with second-degree murder. The decision issued Monday stemmed from a case in which authorities said a man caused a fatal crash after driving with marijuana in his system and speeding. Chief Justice Kristina Pickering wrote the order signed by the other six justices concluding the state cannot level a second-degree murder charge for a death resulting from DUI.