One arrested following Monday collision is South Lake Tahoe
California Highway Patrol arrested one person and cited another after a three-vehicle collision Monday evening, April 11, involving an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.
About 6:30 p.m. Monday, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy was driving westbound on Lake Tahoe Boulevard when he struck a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by a 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe man that was stopped and preparing to make a left turn onto Tata Lane, according to an email from CHP spokeswoman Ruth Loehr. The collision caused the Ranger to strike a another vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Venture driven by a 39-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman, that was also preparing to make a left turn onto Tata Lane. Following the collision the Ranger struck a metal pole and came to rest on the grass at Les Schwab Tire Center, Loehr said.
No serious injuries were reported from the crash, according to the CHP.
The CHP subsequently arrested the driver of the Ranger on suspicion of drunken driving. The CHP also cited the driver of the Venture for being unlicensed, Loehr said.
It’s unknown what caused the sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle to strike the back of the Ranger.
IN OTHER NEWS
Around 9:15 p.m. on April 12, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 53-year-old Stateline man after he allegedly assaulted the 30-year-old son of a neighbor. The dispute allegedly started after the 30-year-old man attempted to secure plywood to a backyard fence to decrease the noise from barking dogs, according to a deputy’s report. The 30-year-old had redness and an abrasion to his head following the incident, according to the report. The 53-year-old told a deputy he didn’t remember touching the man during the dispute.