Harry Reid’s brother accused of DUI, battery on an officer

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say the 73-year-old brother of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was arrested on misdemeanor driving under the influence, weapon and battery on an officer charges after he was found in a vehicle parked in a dirt median of a state highway in southern Nevada.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said Tuesday that Larry Reid was arrested a little after noon Monday and released after spending a night at the Clark County jail on charges also including driving across a median and not wearing a seatbelt.

Hixson says Reid was found in a Lexus SUV on U.S. 95 just inside Boulder City city limits, about 25 miles east of Las Vegas.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Reid confirmed Larry Reid is Harry Reid’s brother, but wouldn’t comment about the arrest.


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