Senator Harry Reid’s younger brother is in serious trouble with the law. The 73-year-old was arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol on U.S. 95 near Mile Marker 44 between Boulder City and Searchlight for drunken driving, driving across a median, not wearing a seatbelt, battery of a police officer, and possession of a gun while under the influence.
The arrest continues a rough beginning to 2015 for the longtime lawmaker, who was demoted from majority leader at the start of the new Congress in January. He also sustained broken ribs and broken bones in his face on New Years Day in a so-called ‘exercise accident.’
Senator Reid’s office stated, “Larry Reid is Senator Reid’s brother, and this is a private matter.”