Nevada Transportation chief approved sick leave for officer to serve jail time
The supervisor of a former Nevada Transportation Authority officer with a history of drunken driving arrests allowed him to take sick leave to serve his jail sentence in violation of state policy, records show.
Michael Bradford, the former chief of NTA’s enforcement unit who approved the leave, told his superiors that he knew about Robert Reasoner’s most recent drunken driving conviction before he crashed a state vehicle Jan. 5, emails obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal show.
Top state officials started looking into Reasoner’s background 19 days after he crashed his vehicle twice in one day and was found extremely intoxicated hours later, records show. Business and Industry Deputy Director Terry Reynolds emailed Bradford with questions about Reasoner’s driving history five hours after the Review-Journal began making inquiries at the agency.
Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow, said he found out about Reasoner’s history only after requesting his driving background from the Department of Motor Vehicles.