Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-20 21:47:12 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) – The Clark County Commission will discuss a potential investigation into the local exotic car rental industry following a drunk driving accident that allegedly killed a visiting police officer.
Joshua Castellano, a 35-year-old police officer in New Haven, Connecticut, died in a crash at Spring Mountain near Decatur on Friday morning.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said another New Haven police officer, Robert Ferraro, 34, was drunk while driving a borrowed Rolls-Royce. According to police, Ferraro lost control of the vehicle, rolled and killed Castellano.
The other two police officers were also passengers in the car.
“(Castellano) touched not only the men and women of this police station, but also the community,” said Lenny Dominguez, deputy police chief of New Haven.
Rolls-Royce worth about $ 400,000 was rented from All-Star Rentals.
8NewsNow Photojournalist faced when trying to ask an All-Star Rentals employee if he had rented a Rolls-Royce. Another representative of the company confirmed that the agency had rented the vehicle and added that the incident was a tragedy.
County Commissioner Michael Naft said he was concerned about recent accidents related to exotic leasing. Naft will address this issue at the County Commission on Tuesday.
“I don’t want visitors coming here to be injured or even worse killed,” said Naft in the district, including the Las Vegas Strip. “We need to make sure that all possible rules are in place and that we can do everything we can to keep people safe.”
According to Naft, crashes occur frequently. In June, a Lamborghini driver was allegedly traveling 141 mph before colliding with a moped.
Houston Crosta owns Royalty Exotic Cars. He said lessees need to be educated and regulations need to be improved.
“There are no restrictions on who properly insures a car and who rents it correctly,” said Crosta. “Do they have their bond, do they have this? Do they have it? It takes a lot of time to become a car rental company.”
The judge ordered Ferraro to pay $ 100,000 on bail. He will return to court on Tuesday. Ferraro was put on leave while the New Haven police were conducting their own investigation.