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Las Vegas officer pleads guilty to DUI in Montana

Joyce Lupiani

Las Vegas officer pleads guilty to DUI in Montana

CREATED Feb. 16, 2012

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Las Vegas police detective has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and no contest to criminal endangerment for a two-vehicle crash in Montana last spring.

The Billings Gazette reports 47-year-old Timothy Nicothodes entered his pleas Monday before District Judge Gregory Todd. Sentencing is set for June 5.

Prosecutors say Nicothodes' blood-alcohol level was between 0.192 and 0.219 percent when his pickup truck slammed into the back of a car in Laurel on May 27. An investigation by the Montana Highway Patrol determined the truck was traveling nearly twice the posted speed limit when it hit the car.

The two people in the car suffered cuts and bruises. Nicothodes was partially ejected and pinned under his truck for about 30 minutes.

Information from: Billings Gazette,