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District Attorney to file charges against Senator Reid's brother

LAS VEGAS -- The District Attorney's office said it will file criminal charges against the brother of Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV.

A criminal complaint released Thursday, revealed Larry Joe Reid, 73, is facing multiple charges including battery on an officer, DUI and possession of a gun while under the influence of alcohol.

Reid was arrested on Feb. 2 after he was found in a parked vehicle in the median of US 95 southbound in Searchlight, about 25 miles east of Las Vegas. The Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who approached Reid's car noticed he was intoxicated, according to an arrest report.

When the trooper asked Reid if he was okay, and why he was in the median, the report said, Reid swore at the trooper and asked to leave.

The trooper said Reid couldn't go and tried to pull his keys from the ignition, and that's when Reid allegedly started driving the SUV away.

The trooper said he quickly had to jump onto the running board beneath the driver's side door in order to keep from being dragged. The trooper put the SUV into park and arrested Reid.

Reid was booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he willingly gave a blood sample to test his blood.

Reid is expected to be back in court on May 19.