LAS VEGAS -- The lawyer for a southern Nevada city attorney facing a misdemeanor drunken driving charge is challenging the appointment of a rural township judge to hear the case.
Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin's lawyer, William Terry, filed documents Tuesday and Wednesday in Clark County District Court alleging that Henderson Municipal Court judges didn't follow proper procedures naming Moapa Valley Township Justice of the Peace D. Lanny Waite to the case.
Terry says Waite wasn't drawn from an approved list. Quillin has pleaded not guilty to DUI, leaving the scene of a crash and having open container of alcohol in the May 23 crash. A prosecutor says her blood-alcohol content was more than three times the .08 percent limit for Nevada drivers. She's on paid leave from her job.
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