HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin prosecutes criminals. But this week, she has been charged with being one after a DUI arrest.
Because Quillin's co-workers can't prosecute her, the case creates a conflict of interest for the city. She will have to face a judge somewhere else.
Quillin has a date in court next month in Henderson Municipal Court. After that, where her case moves forward is up in the air. The Attorney General's Office says situations like this don't happen too often, but when they do it creates a big dilemma.
According to the arrest report, on Monday, the 51-year-old lost control of her Lexus, ran off the road near Paseo Verde and Carnegie, hit a fire hydrant, a boulder and two trees. Quillin also sideswiped another car.
Police say Quillin got out of her car and started walking away. She allegedly smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.