LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Nevada Parole and Probation Division Officer was arrested for driving under the influence early March that ultimately led to a crash in the southwest valley.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is conducting the investigation. According to three witness statements, Bonilla was driving a personal vehicle, a Dodge Ram near Blue Diamond Road and El Capitan Way on March 1 around 6:05 p.m.

One witness told police on scene that they observed a male, later identified as Bonilla, drive recklessly in the Blue Diamond area up to 70 mph and also ran a red light.

Two other witnesses told police that they saw the crash happen behind them as they were waiting at the intersection on Blue Diamond and El Capitan. The two said they saw one vehicle, Bonilla’s Ram, hanging over a median after the collision.

The other driver involved in the collision was identified as Valantin Tajian, according to the police report.

Police made contact with Bonilla. Officers on scene said they observed him having “bloodshot, watery eyes.” Because of winds, police were unable to smell an intoxicating odor.

“Kevin had a steady gait and appeared slightly confused,” police wrote in the report. He admitted to police that he was involved in the crash.

He continued telling police that he was “trying to get home before somebody else” and said he was coming back from his work offices and headed home. He later changed where he was coming from to officers, saying he was coming from Albertson’s and then was on his way home.

Because Bonilla had glossy, bloodshot, water eyes, police requested a standard field sobriety test and PBT test, and he agreed. Officers said he showed impairment clues in the test, so he was placed under arrest for DUI and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Nevada State Police said Bonilla has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.


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