PAHRUMP, NEVADA – A rural Nevada district attorney is in trouble again after an overnight arrest on a drunken driving charge.
The Nye County sheriff’s office says Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett was arrested a little before 11 p.m. Tuesday after he was found in a vehicle parked in a roadway in Pahrump. That’s about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
Beckett was issued a summons to appear in court at a later date. Beckett lost the Republican primary for a fifth term this year amid allegations of irregularities in an office bad check restitution bank account.
He pleaded guilty to a reduced reckless driving charge in 2009 in California after two vehicle crashes on the same day on a remote desert highway. He was originally charged with drunken driving.