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Las Vegas Police Detective Due Before Judge On DUI Charge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An undercover police detective is due for a trial before a Las Vegas judge on a driving under the influence charge after a witness reported seeing him asleep at the wheel of a vehicle.

Officer Russell Backman's misdemeanor bench trial is scheduled Tuesday.

Police say Backman was arrested about 4 a.m. Feb. 1 near the intersection of Hualapai Way and Sahara Avenue.

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Backman has been a Las Vegas officer for almost 15 years, and is assigned to the department's organized crime bureau.