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DUI defense attorney arrested for 3rd DUI

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A Las Vegas DUI defense attorney was arrested in an alleged DUI crash Friday, the third time he has faced a DUI charge, according to court records and Nevada Highway Patrol.

Garrett Ogata, 54, was arrested Aug. 30 after a crash involving his Aston Martin and a Toyota SUV on eastbound 215 just past the Eastern Avenue exit, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka.

Toyota SUV involved in alleged DUI crash. (Courtesy: Jose Vazquez)
Toyota SUV involved in alleged DUI crash. (Courtesy: Jose Vazquez)

Smaka said that around 2:30 a.m., the driver of the Aston Martin, later identified as Ogata, rear-ended the Toyota, causing it to enter the right shoulder and overturn.

Two people in the Toyota were taken to St. Rose Siena Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Ogata was arrested on charges of DUI, failure to decrease speed or use due care and driving without a license.

According to court records, Ogata first faced a DUI charge in 2003. Records indicate he agreed to a lesser charge of leaving the scene of an accident in April 2004.

Garrett Ogata, 2016. (LVMPD)
Garrett Ogata, 2016. (LVMPD)

Ogata was arrested on a DUI charge again in April 2016, according to court records. Ogata was sentenced in January 2018, agreeing to go to DUI school and to “stay out of trouble.” Court records indicate he completed DUI school in February 2018.

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