Law and Order

Palms owner George Maloof was arrested and charged with drunken driving Oct. 9 but, unlike some younger, blonder, girlier people we can think of, he didn’t try to fade the heat.

“I was out at a wedding on Saturday night. I didn’t feel I was intoxicated so I drove home where I was cited outside the entrance to my development,” Maloof says. “My blood alcohol level was 0.087 which in Nevada is slightly over the legal limit. I take full responsibility for my actions and I can assure you it won’t happen again.”

That’s a refreshing kind of honesty. Take it to the bank: If George Maloof tells you it wasn’t his purse, it really probably wasn’t his purse.