Former Elko Sheriff Hopeful Won't Be Charged With DUI

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Prosecutors say they won't file felony driving under the influence charges against a former Elko County sheriff candidate because his blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit.

Ronald Rylander dropped from the race after his March 13 arrest on suspicion of felony DUI.

The arrest occurred near the county courthouse minutes after he filed his candidacy for sheriff.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports prosecutors declined to prosecute Rylander on the DUI charge after the Washoe County Sheriff's Office forensic science division determined a blood test found his blood-alcohol level was at .078, just below the state's legal limit of .08.

Police say two breath tests after his arrest showed his blood-alcohol level was at 0.81 and .091, both above the legal limit.

The 51-year-old Rylander has two prior DUI convictions in a seven-year span.


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