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11 arrested during New Year’s celebration in casino core area

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 2014/2015 New Year’s Eve celebration in the casino core area of Stateline went as planned.

Highway 50 was closed to vehicle traffic at about 11:50 p.m. for public safety reasons as the celebrants flowed into the roadway. The Nevada side of Highway 50 was cleared of celebrants at approximately 12:15 a.m. and was reopened to vehicle traffic at approximately 12:22 a.m. after the crowd peacefully moved off the roadway, according to authorities.

Eight people were arrested in the downtown casino core area. Charges included battery, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, minor consuming alcohol and possession of a dangerous drug.

Another three people were arrested and charged with traffic-related offenses and driving under the influence (DUI).

Law enforcement and support agencies included Nevada Highway Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Tahoe-Douglas Fire Department, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, FBI, Douglas County Communications Center, Nevada Department of Transportation and Caltrans. There were no reported injuries to any public safety personnel.

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