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Las Vegas DUI Attorney Accused Of DUI After 2-Vehicle Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 54-year-old Las Vegas criminal defense attorney who represents DUI defendants is one himself.

Nevada Highway Patrol officers who responded to a two-vehicle crash early Friday arrested 54-year-old Garrett Ogata on suspicion of second-offense DUI, driving without a valid driver's license and failure to use due care.

Ogata did not immediately respond Saturday to The Associated Press' request for comment.

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Ogata's website says he "focuses his practice in DUI defense and criminal defense."

News outlets reported that court records indicate that Ogata twice previously was accused of DUI.

In a 2016 case, Ogata pleaded no contest to DUI and two other counts were dismissed.

A DUI charge was dismissed in 2003 case in which Ogata pleaded guilty to leave the scene of an accident and sentenced to DUI treatment court.