BLM officials pleads guilty to reckless driving
John Singlaub, district manager of the Bureau of Land Management Carson City office, pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to reckless driving and all other charges were dropped in East Fork Justice Court.
The charge was reduced from driving under the influence because of an error on the breath tests, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Deputy District Attorney Dina Salvucci said the dates on the police report and the date punched into the Breathalyzer machine at the jail were different, bringing into doubt the validity of the blood alcohol levels. The police report said the levels were measured at .133 and .143 percent. The legal limit is .10 percent.
Singlaub, 49, of Reno, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 on Highway 395 near Silver City RV Park when an officer noticed him driving 70 mph in a 55 mph construction zone.
According to the police report, officers noticed he smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot and asked him to take the breath test. Later, an open container of alcohol was found in the car.
After pleading guilty to an amended charged of reckless driving, a misdemeanor, Singlaub was sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to complete DUI school within 60 days. He must also pay $665 in fines. The judge waived a requirement of attending the Victim’s Impact Panel.
Singlaub had no comment on the conviction.