Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss said she called police Tuesday night to report a suspicious person outside her home, leading to the arrest of Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett.
When a sheriff's deputy arrived, he said Beckett was drunk behind the wheel of his county-owned vehicle and that he failed a number of sobriety tests at the scene.
"The deputy smelled alcohol on the person's breath," said Nye County Sheriff Tony Demeo. "The deputy did not know this was Mr. Beckett."
Fleiss, who operates a laundromat in Pahrump, told FOX5
she has had problems with people stealing her birds and also worries about stalkers, given her notoriety.
Beckett, 49, has been out on bail since a May arrest on charges of embezzlement. The four-term district attorney is accused of siphoning money from an account in his office in the form of donations to charities and groups supported by his friends and family.
A defiant Beckett refused to drop out of the Republican primary and lost in June, gathering only 9 percent of the vote and placing fifth on the ballot.
Beckett was also arrested in 2008 after a crash on California Route 127.
He failed a breath-alcohol test and was charged with drunken driving but got no jail time after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving.
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