CARSON CITY — A Nevada assemblyman was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Carson City deputy found him passed out in a car outside a bar with a gun in his pocket, authorities said.
Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, was arrested around 3 a.m. Friday, according to the Carson City sheriff’s office.
An arrest report said Carrillo was inside the vehicle near 301 N. Carson Street, about a block from the state Capitol. His hand was on the gear shift and his foot was on the pedals.
The deputy said Carrillo had a loaded .22-caliber gun in his front pocket.
“He is a valid concealed-weapons permit holder, but you’re not supposed to be carrying when you’re intoxicated,” Sheriff Ken Furlong said. “State law prohibits that.”
Carrillo also declined to take a field sobriety test or a preliminary breath test, the sheriff said.
The assemblyman was booked into the Carson City jail, charged with drunken driving and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Both are misdemeanors. He was later released on bail, the sheriff’s office said.
Calls to Carrillo’s office were answered by a message machine. He did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Carrillo was first elected in 2010 and is serving in his third legislative session.
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