An officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department allegedly transported a guy who was accused of causing a collision to the hospital after the man admitted to consuming beer just before the collision.
On Saturday, August 3, around 8 o’clock, John Boyd, 65, attempted to make a left turn at the junction of Lake Mead Street and Walnut Street while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
According to an arrest report, Boyd attempted to turn left toward the southbound Walnut when a metro cop was on the far right in Lake Mead driving east and attempting to turn right toward the southbound Walnut. As a result, Boyd’s pickup collided with the officer’s bike.
Injuries to the officer’s foot and dislocated hip were serious but not life-threatening, according to the police report.
He may “lose his left foot if it is not healed,” the police stated in the report.
Boyd admitted to drinking two to three 24-ounce bottles of Miller High Life beer when he was questioned by police following the incident.
According to the report, one of the officers also mentioned that he had bloodshot eyes, teary ones, slurred speech, and an unsteady stride.
An eyewitness at the scene told police they saw Boyd get out of the truck after the crash with his hands on his head and say “what did you do”.
Boyd was detained on suspicion of DUI that caused great bodily harm, reckless driving, and failing to stop at a stop sign.
On September 12, he is scheduled to appear in court. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on a $100,000 bail.