LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada county GOP chairman is hitting back at the sheriff's deputy who arrested him for impersonating a Las Vegas police officer.
The Nye County Sheriff's office said 45-year-old William "Bill" Carns was stopped around 2:30 p.m. Monday near a Wal-Mart in Pahrump.
Cited for driving an unregistered vehicle and fictitious registration, authorities said the Nye County Republican Central Committee chairman then provided an officer identification number to get out of the initial tickets.
Authorities also said this was the third time Carns had made such claims to avoid a citation.
Carns said Tuesday that the officer misinterpreted the situation and the law in arresting him and that he'll dispute all of the allegations.
He said he argued with the deputy before saying he was a former officer when questioned.