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Driver accused of deadly DUI in court on previous DUI case
Seong Mo Lee

 LAS VEGAS -- The driver accused in a DUI crash that left two teen sisters dead made his initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Monday morning for a previous DUI case from last summer. 

Seong Mo Lee, 22, was arraigned for a DUI case from July 2014.  Lee was arrested after a traffic stop for suspicion of drunk driving. According to police, Lee had an open container in his car, was on the phone while driving and drug paraphernalia was found in the car.The judge said Lee's bail on the first case would be revoked due to the second DUI case. 

"Looks like you made a bad choice, not once, but twice, and the second one appears to have ended the life of two individuals," Judge Suzan Baucum said.

Lee, 22, is facing felony DUI charges in the deaths of Gabriell "Gabby" Thomas, 18, and Kamesha "Mesha" Gilmore, 16. Police say Lee was speeding when he crashed into their car at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road on March 5. 

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the second DUI case Friday, March 13. The state is waiting on a toxicology report.

"I'm bothered a lot by it, I'm angry, I'm upset. This should not have happened," said District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

He says there should be tougher release conditions on suspected DUI offenders.

The crash killed Gabriell Thomas and Kamesha Gilmore.