Henderson official arrested on DUI charges

Fred Horvath, assistant city manager of Henderson, has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of a police investigation into his arrest Friday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 58-year-old Horvath was arrested and booked into the Henderson Detention Center following his arrest, city spokesman Bud Cranor confirmed.

“We confirm that Fred was arrested on suspicion of DUI and the city manager is placing him on leave pending the results of that investigation,” Cranor said.

Official charges are pending the results of a blood test. Horvath was arrested about 2 p.m. near the corner of Green Valley and Wigwam parkways, and was released on his own recognizance within a couple hours of his arrest.

While details surrounding his arrest have not been released, numerous sources said Horvath had been playing golf earlier in the day before being pulled over by Henderson police for crossing over the lane divider.

City offices are open Monday through Thursday, and closed on Fridays.

Horvath joined the city in 2005 as employee relations manager. He was the city’s human resources director from 2009 until his appointment as assistant city manager in October. Horvath is responsible for the city’s departments of community development and services, information technology, public works, parks and recreation, and utility services.

His arrest came three years to the day that former Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin resigned and accepted a $99,500 buyout following her May 2011 arrest on DUI charges. She later pleaded guilty to DUI-first offense, paid a fine, and attended a DUI class and a victim impact panel.

Contact Arnold M. Knightly at aknightly@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3882. Find him on Twitter: @KnightlyGrind.

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