City official charged with DWI

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By David Giuliani

Las Vegas’ code enforcement supervisor, who is now on leave from the city, is facing a drunken-driving charge, an official said.

Carl A. Vigil, 53, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without his vehicle registration and proof of insurance, according to court records.

City Manager Timothy Dodge said Vigil was on unpaid leave and has been in that status since Dec. 7.

Dodge also confirmed that the Carl Vigil listed in court records as having been charged with DWI was the city’s code enforcement supervisor.

Dodge didn’t give the reason for Vigil’s leave.

According to Guadalupe County Magistrate Court records, an officer in the Santa Rosa area stopped Vigil shortly before 2 a.m. May 25 after Vigil allegedly failed to signal a left turn.

The officer reported that he noticed an odor of alcohol on Vigil. Vigil said he didn’t have his vehicle registration because he was in the process of refinancing his truck, records state.

The officer noticed a cold bottle of beer on the back of Vigil’s pickup cab’s rear window. Vigil admitted that he had one or two beers, records state.

Vigil allegedly lost his balance when he was doing the one-leg stand and the walk-and-turn tests.

Vigil was then taken to the Guadalupe County jail.

According to Magistrate Court records, it was Vigil’s second DWI.

It wasn’t clear if Vigil had told the city about his DWI before December. His job required much time in a city pickup because he looks around town for code violations such as tall weeds, inoperable vehicles and piles of junk.

He had been seen driving in his city truck from May to December.

City Manager Dodge said personnel rules require employees to inform the city of their DWIs.

Vigil’s attorney, Marc Grano, didn’t return a call for comment. Vigil’s number isn’t listed in the phone book.