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Boulder City official accused of leaving scene after DUI crash

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 | 2:13 p.m.

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Larry Markotay

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Boulder City’s constable was arrested on drunken driving and other traffic-related charges Monday night after crashing his duty-vehicle into a light pole, then leaving the scene on foot, the Boulder City Police Department said today.

Larry Markotay, 42, the chief constable of Boulder Township, was arrested in connection with an incident that took place late Monday near Utah and Seventh streets.

A citizen called 911 at 10:54 p.m. to report that a car had crashed into a light pole and that the occupants had left the area on foot. When police responded, officers recognized the vehicle -- a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria -- as Markotay’s vehicle.

Officers found Markotay at a nearby home. Police said he was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after failing field sobriety tests.

Police said he was booked at the Boulder City police station and taken to the Henderson Detention Center pending an appearance before a magistrate with a bail of $5,583. Jail records indicate Markotay is no longer at the Henderson jail.

Election Department records show the constable position will be on the 2010 ballot.

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