HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The city attorney in Henderson is apologizing and acknowledging “misconduct” following her daytime arrest on drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and open container of alcohol charges.
In a statement issued Tuesday through a publicist, 51-year-old Elizabeth Quillin says she assumes full responsibility for the Monday afternoon incident and says she’s seeking inpatient treatment for an unspecified “underlying illness.”
City spokesman Bud Cranor tells the Las Vegas Sun it’s not clear where Quillin had been before crashing her Lexus RX400 before 3 p.m. near the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino. But he says Quillin hadn’t sought time off from work.
Mayor Andy Hafen is promising a thorough investigation.
Hafen says Quillin is on paid leave and a senior assistant — Christine Guerci-Nyhus — is acting city attorney.