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Crashes, fights keep cops busy

Friday was busy for South Lake Tahoe police, who responded to a suspected crash attributed to a man arrested for suspicion of drunk driver, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle and an apparent gang fight.

” At about 12:30 Friday afternoon an SUV heading east on Highway 50 near Lakeview Avenue crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a Forest Service vehicle, which then hit a motor home, said South Lake Tahoe Police Sgt. Shannon Laney.

No injuries were reported. The 49-year-old South Shore woman driving the SUV was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

” At about 12:50 p.m., Friday an 18-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Highway 50 in front of South Tahoe Middle School, Laney said. The man, who suffered a broken arm and injured leg, was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital.

He had apparently been running across the street to catch a bus, and wasn¹t crossing in a crosswalk, Laney said. No citations were issued, Laney said, but the incident remains under investigation.

” At about 1:30 p.m., Friday officers responded to a report of a fight near Hope Lutheran Church on Julie Lane. About eight high school-aged youth, all members of the same gang, were involved, Laney said.

One girl was punched in the face, but no serious injuries were reported. A bat was recovered and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license.

South Tahoe High School staff checked the campus Friday or any possible security threat resulting from the fight, according to a school official.

” Tahoe Daily Tribune staff writer Sara Thompson contributed to this report.

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