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Driver in Las Vegas Strip crash appears in court

Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 12:22:44-05

A woman accused of intentionally plowing a car with her child inside through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk has been arraigned on murder, hit-and-run and child abuse charges.

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway stood in shackles Wednesday and didn't enter a plea during her brief court appearance.

She barely spoke and nodded to acknowledge that she understood she'll remain in jail through the holidays while both sides investigate the crash Sunday that killed a woman and injured dozens of people.

Defense lawyer Joseph Abood characterized his 24-year-old client as distraught.

The judge set a Jan. 20 date for a preliminary hearing of the evidence.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says additional charges are likely, depending on results of drug and alcohol tests and the police investigation.