Las Vegas Sun

June 17, 2024

Sheriff ticketed in crash on Las Vegas highway, pays $415 fine

State of the Department

Brian Ramos

LVMPD Sheriff Kevin McMahill delivered the State of Department address to the members of the department and the media, inside the MSG Sphere, on the 5th floor Expo Hall on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill caused a crash on a Las Vegas highway in late April while driving a Metro Police SUV and was issued a $415 citation, according to court records.

The incident occurred on an off-ramp of the 215 Beltway headed toward Interstate 15, when McMahill made an improper lane change and struck a car’s right side, according to the citation. He was driving a Metro-registered Chevy Tahoe, and his license listed his home address as Metro headquarters.

Metro said McMahill is traveling and unavailable for comment.

The incident happened about 8:25 a.m. on April 25. McMahill was cited at the scene for an improper lane change and failure to use a turn signal. He pleaded no contest on Thursday, records show. He earlier paid the fine.

It’s unknown if McMahill or anyone in the other vehicle were injured. The Sun has requested the crash report with those details.

McMahill is in his first term as sheriff, taking office in January 2023. He started with Metro in 1990 as a patrol officer, eventually rising to a six-year run as the undersheriff through his retirement from the department in 2020.

The sheriff's post is an elected position.

This isn’t the first time a vehicle being driven by someone in the department was at fault in a crash. A squad car escorting an injured officer hit a man on an electric scooter in February.