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July 7, 2015

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Review-Journal columnist arrested on suspicion of DUI

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John Lyle Smith

A Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly driving drunk Saturday night on his way home from a state newspaper awards ceremony in Pahrump.

Metro Police said John L. Smith was arrested shortly before midnight in connection with drunken driving and an unsafe lane change. He was booked into the Las Vegas City Detention Center, officials said.

Police said a motorcycle officer pulled Smith's car over after observing him swerving in the area of U.S. 95 and Ann Road.

The results for his blood-alcohol test haven't been released.

Smith's columns appear in the R-J on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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  1. hahahahah

    RJ's karma is a b!@#$. Maybe Righthaven will defend you, for $75k.

  2. I don't think it's "karma" or anything else but poor judgement on the part of Mr. Smith. I'm not a reader of his anymore because I think his column has lost a lot its punch. But I am disturbed that anyone drives under the influence. I'm not sure if that because it was John L. Smith that it's news, but Mr. Smith should have known better not because of his standing in the community, but because of the danger to you and me that is the potential of a drunk driver. It's just plain irresponsible.

  3. I see an awful lot of compassionate conservatives here today. what's the matter? the RJ site down?