In the file, Henderson police state President Bart Patterson stumbled and was slurring his speech when officers came to the scene near Warm Springs Road and Green Valley Parkway. The accident took place about 9:45 p.m. April 27 after Patterson participated in a charity function. Authorities said he informed officers he ‘d had two glasses of wine. Officers reported that he smelled highly of alcohol and that his eyes were bloodshot and watery.
After going through a field sobriety test, the document stated, Patterson accepted breathe test. The results revealed his blood-alcohol material to be 0.214, well above the legal limit of 0.08.
Patterson was apprehended on suspicion of intoxicated driving and failing to keep a driving lane, and was reserved into the Henderson Detention Center. Arraignment has been set up for June 4.
Patterson has been the leader of Nevada State College because 2011, serving for 6 months as an interim president before being named president in 2012. He got a contract extension in 2017.
Patterson, through the college, released a declaration stating, “I believed I remained in a position to safely drive, clearly I made the incorrect option and am enormously regretful.”
The Nevada System of College has actually revealed no formal disciplinary measures coming from the incident.