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North Vegas assistant police chief facing DUI charge

July 23, 2019
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This undated Clark County jail booking photo shows Clinton Ryan, 44, of Las Vegas, following his arrest Sunday, July 21, 2019, on suspicion of driving under the influence, open container in a vehicle and failing to maintain a travel lane. Authorities say Ryan, the assistant police chief in North Las Vegas, was stopped while driving a pickup truck on a Las Vegas freeway towing a trailer with a horse inside. A city official says he's on paid leave pending an investigation. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)
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This undated Clark County jail booking photo shows Clinton Ryan, 44, of Las Vegas, following his arrest Sunday, July 21, 2019, on suspicion of driving under the influence, open container in a vehicle and failing to maintain a travel lane. Authorities say Ryan, the assistant police chief in North Las Vegas, was stopped while driving a pickup truck on a Las Vegas freeway towing a trailer with a horse inside. A city official says he's on paid leave pending an investigation. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the assistant police chief in North Las Vegas faces drunken driving and other charges after he was stopped while driving a pickup truck towing a trailer with a horse inside.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says an off-duty police officer reported seeing a Dodge Ram 3500 pickup and trailer weaving in traffic about 6 p.m. Sunday before troopers stopped the vehicle on a freeway southeast of downtown Las Vegas.

The NHP says the driver, 44-year-old Clinton Ryan of Las Vegas, refused a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, open container in a vehicle and failing to maintain a travel lane.

North Las Vegas city Chief of Staff Delen Goldberg says Ryan is on paid administrative leave pending a departmental investigation.

Court records were not immediately available and it wasn’t clear if Ryan has an attorney.

He has been a North Las Vegas police officer for 22 years, including stints as a supervisor in internal affairs and special operations.

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