Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 | 1:30 p.m.
A Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly driving drunk Saturday night on his way home from a state newspaper awards ceremony in Pahrump.
Metro Police said John L. Smith was arrested shortly before midnight in connection with drunken driving and an unsafe lane change. He was booked into the Las Vegas City Detention Center, officials said.
Police said a motorcycle officer pulled Smith's car over after observing him swerving in the area of U.S. 95 and Ann Road.
The results for his blood-alcohol test haven't been released.
Smith's columns appear in the R-J on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.