- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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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