The Henderson city attorney was arrested on driving under the influence charges Monday.
City spokesman Bud Cranor confirmed City Attorney Elizabeth Macias Quillin was placed on paid administrative leave.
The Henderson Detention Center’s website indicated that Quillin, 51, was arrested by Henderson police on charges of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident in which there was vehicle and or property damage, and having an open container in a vehicle.
It was her first driving under the influence offense, according to the jail’s website.
Her bond was set at $3,516. She is set to make her initial court appearance Wednesday.
Her biography on the city’s website states she was appointed city attorney in June 2009. Her base salary is $190,000 a year.
Her job entails providing legal representation to Mayor Andy Hafen and the City Council. Before the appointment, Quillin served in the city attorney’s office civil division specializing in real estate and land use.
Hafen said she will remain on paid leave pending the results of an internal investigation.