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.
Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >