2 crashes in 6 hours nets DA a DWI summons

/ Source: The Associated Press

The prosecutor of a rural Nevada county was issued a drunk-driving summons after crashing cars twice in six hours on the same California highway, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol and the Inyo County Sheriff's Office said Nye County District Attorney Robert Beckett was not seriously hurt. Both vehicles were badly damaged.

Inyo County sheriff's spokeswoman Carma Roper says Beckett was not cited after the first crash Sunday afternoon in a Ford Expedition owned by Nye County.

California patrol Officer Taj Johnson says Beckett failed a blood-alcohol breath test. He was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated after the second crash Sunday evening.

The 49-year-old Beckett hasn't responded to messages seeking comment.