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DA: Vegas constable will not face DUI charge

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Las Vegas Constable John Bonaventura will not face charges in connection with his Feb. 12 drunken driving arrest, the Clark County District Attorney said Friday.

In a statement, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Bonaventura's preliminary breath test, which indicated a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, is not admissible as evidence in court.

The subsequent test, Wolfson said, which would be admissible in court, registered a blood alcohol level of 0.069, which is under the Nevada legal limit of 0.08.

The move by the district attorney's office comes after Bonaventura claimed county officials, including members of the Board of Commissioners, were using the arrest as a setup against him and his constable's office. He claimed the arrest would provide enough reason for the budgetary elimination of the Las Vegas Constable's Office

Wolfson went on to say that an investigation also showed a different constable's office vehicle may have been speeding instead of the official vehicle Bonaventura was driving at the time of his arrest.

"For these reasons I do not believe that this office could prove Mr. Bonaventura's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt," Wolfson concluded in a statement Friday.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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