Based on the report, the rented Lamborghini went within the incorrect course close to Las Vegas
A Texas man arrested Sunday on suspicion of DUI first caught law enforcement’s attention when he sped a rented Lamborghini past a Nevada Highway Patrol substation in Jean.
“The driver operated his vehicle with a willful and willful disregard for the safety of himself, his passengers and the drivers,” the report said.
According to the report, the sports car driver tossed napkins, water bottles and other items from his car when he drove in the wrong direction near mile marker 12 on Las Vegas Boulevard South. Then he turned onto a dirt road.
Highway Patrol reported in a tweet on Sunday that the expensive rental driver “was off-road while impaired.”
On the dirt road, a Highway Patrol soldier ran over the driver who was later identified as Quentin Sargent of Arlington, Texas.
Sargent, in his late twenties, smelled of alcohol, blurred his words as he spoke, and, according to the report, had glassy, bloodshot eyes. The soldier called on a DUI Strike Team unit for assistance.
Sargent told police that he did not consume alcohol. He voluntarily gave a blood sample that was presented to a forensic laboratory on Monday, court records show.
Sargent was arrested on a DUI offense for having previously had DUIs, a Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. He is also charged with reckless driving for driving the wrong direction on a one-way street, driving more than 21 mph over the stated speed limit, driving without a license and throwing away rubbish.
Court records show that Sargent posted bail on Monday and a trial is scheduled for May 26th.
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