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Nevada cop charged with DUI

An off-duty police officer is facing serious charges that could have repercussions on his continued career, according to local sources. The 39-year-old Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper was arrested around 2:30 a.m. the morning of Jan. 22. He was booked into county jail for a first DUI offense. He was set to be arraigned on Feb. 1. 

According to the arrest record, the officer was stopped around 2:30 a.m. However, the record does not make mention of what caused the stop to begin with. This report also does not list what roadside sobriety tests were administered at the time of the traffic stop. Finally, no mention of the man's blood alcohol level was made. 

Man arrested for murder in shooting involving his father

A man was recently booked into jail on serious charges in connection with the death of his father on the morning of Jan. 11, according to local law enforcement. Nevada police arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with the murder of his 54-year-old father. As of this report, the victim has not been identified publicly by police. 

According to the police report, officers arrived at the scene around 11:40 a.m. They discovered the 54-year-old victim dead of an apparent gunshot wound. Police say there was no history of domestic dispute calls at this address, but that three people were home at the time of the shooting, presumably including the suspect. 

Nevada asssemblyman appeals DUI charges

The end of January will see a prominent assemblyman attempt to overturn a drunk driving conviction, according to local news. Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo is appealing his DUI conviction following an incident in which he was arrested last February. The lower court sentenced the politician to community service, an $800 fine and ordered him to refrain from possessing any firearm for one year.

According to the police report from Feb. 27, Carrillo was found sleeping in a planter box not far from a bar where he told officers he had been drinking. He apparently told officers he had a ride coming to pick him up. He was found a short time later by the same officers, sleeping in his parked vehicle in front of the bar with the engine running. 

Former commissioner in Clark County accused of drunk driving

A former Clark County commissioner is facing criminal charges following a car accident he was involved in, according to local sources. He was arrested in the early evening of Dec. 11 by Nevada law enforcement in Las Vegas. Currently, no court date has been set for him. 

The police report contains almost no information about why the man was pulled over or why he was arrested. No mention was made of any roadside sobriety tests being performed, or even if he was acting suspiciously at the time of his arrest. Nevertheless, it was reported that he was arrested and taken to Clark County Jail at approximately 7:50 p.m. 

Drunk driving charges filed in Nevada

A tragic accident that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl is being investigated further by Nevada authorities. They believe the driver involved may have been intoxicated. A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following the fatal crash on the afternoon of Nov. 24. The man now faces several felony charges. If found guilty, he could face considerable jail time. 

According to the report, the teenager was walking in the afternoon on the day in question when she was struck by a vehicle driven by the accused man. He reportedly hit a curb and damaged a tire before his vehicle struck the girl, who died at the scene. The driver continued on without stopping. 

Lamar Odom faces drug crime charges in Nevada

Officials at the Nye County District Attorney's office have confirmed that professional basketball player Lamar Odom could face further charges stemming from a weekend spent at a brothel, according to local sources. Nevada authorities are continuing their investigation into Odom's dealings, but they say drug crime charges could be forthcoming. Odom is currently still in the hospital recovering from unknown afflictions. 

According to police, Odom is suspected of having been in possession of and using cocaine during his weekend-long stay at the Love Ranch brothel in Nevada. A warrant obtained on Oct. 13 allowed police to take a blood sample from the recovering athlete. This test will corroborate or deny the belief that he may have overdosed on cocaine during the fateful weekend. 

Nevada man charged with drunk driving in fatal crash

A serious crash involving four vehicles the morning of Oct. 31 has resulted in one fatality, with at least one other person sent to a local hospital. Nevada police arrested one of the drivers involved in the car accident on suspicion of drunk driving. The man has since been charged with a number of infractions and is awaiting a trial date. 

According to the accident report, the crash happened sometime after 8 a.m. in Las Vegas. The driver of one of those vehicles, a 26-year-old man, was killed in the crash. County coroners have yet to confirm a cause of death. A passenger in the deceased driver's vehicle was moderately injured and rushed to a local hospital. 

Nevada man arrested for drunk driving

Following what police claim was an hour-long pursuit, one man has been arrested by officers of the Lyon County sheriff's office. Nevada authorities are still looking into the case, but the man in question has been accused of drunk driving as well as a host of other infractions. The sheriff's office has asked that anyone with information about the lengthy incident contact the office with more details. 

According to the police report, the 34-year-old man was suspected by deputies of driving under the influence of alcohol. The report does not mention why deputies believed this, but it does confirm that they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. At this point, they say, the driver fled the scene in his vehicle. 

Prison employee in Nevada facing drug crime charges

A 46-year-old caseworker with a 12-year history working in the Nevada prison system is up on serious charges, according to news releases. The Nevada woman is facing gun and drug crime charges in connection to allegations that she was attempting to negotiate a drug deal. She was arrested in Las Vegas on the weekend of Sept. 26 by federal law enforcement, and she is currently in custody pending a trial. 

The specifics of the woman's arrest are unclear as of this report, but it has been confirmed that she and a roommate were arrested while in proximity of their vehicle in Las Vegas. Reports say they were attempting to buy a half-pound of methamphetamine, but no further details about the specifics of their arrest were included. During the course of the arrest, officers say they found a loaded .45 pistol in the vehicle, a weapon that was listed as having been stolen. 

Driver in Nevada accused of drunk driving

A driver accused of precipitating a fatal bus crash in Las Vegas is facing serious charges, according to local news sources. The 25-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges including three for DUI causing severe bodily harm and an additional two for DUI causing death. In Nevada, the man could face up to 100 years in prison if found guilty of these charges. 

The crash took place on Sept. 5, in downtown Las Vegas. According to the accident report, the man allegedly sped through a red light in a sports car, striking a tour bus with enough force to overturn it and set it on fire. The vehicle also spun away and struck a third car. The 25-year-old suffered moderate injuries in the crash. 

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