Bad driving leads to drug arrest |

Bad driving leads to drug arrest

William Ferchland

The driver of a Subaru that passed a vehicle and ran a red light at Highway 50 and Kingsbury Grade was later arrested at gunpoint and booked into jail on a drug trafficking charge, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The deputy followed the Subaru along Lake Tahoe Boulevard, lost it, then found it parked at a residence on Holly Lane in the incident on Sept. 18.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Joshua Roy, was still in the car.

Roy was ordered out and placed in handcuffs. A plastic bag containing more than 7 grams of suspected methamphetamine was located on the driver’s seat, the deputy stated.

Roy was taken to Douglas County Jail in lieu of more than $26,000 bail on suspicion of drug trafficking, eluding an officer, driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In other news:

— An 18-year-old from Los Gatos was arrested on charges of battery and underage drinking after an altercation with a man displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The man, 32, and his wife were watching a movie at Wallace Theaters last week when a group of people sat behind them, yelling racial epithets at the screen, the deputy stated.

The group left and the man, who is black, got up to locate security but he encountered the group when leaving the theater, the deputy stated.

A confrontation ensued. The man took off his jacket, handed it to his wife and was grabbed by a person in the group and headbutted at least two times to the mouth, the deputy stated.

The man was able to pin the 18-year-old against a wall and wait for security.

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