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Drinking drivers keep cops busy

Two men were arrested on separate drunken driving charges within minutes of each other Monday night, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

A 20-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested after an officer spotted him in the driver’s seat of a parked blue Toyota 4-Runner, which later ran over curbs and sped to the back of Lake Tahoe Community College, the officer said.

The man reportedly said he was looking for a parking space at 11:30 p.m.

In another incident, police responded to a fight and spotted an Acura Integra speeding away on the wrong side of the street, authorities said.

The car pulled into a driveway on Larch Avenue. Officers told the 19-year-old driver to stay in the car before arresting him on drunken driving charges, the officer said.

In other news:

n A fight at Caesars Tahoe early Friday morning left one 25-year-old South Lake Tahoe man with a few 2-inch scratches on his face and a swollen right eye, while another man complained of an ankle injury, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The fight reportedly ignited when a man asked a woman, who had a boyfriend, if she wanted a drink, the deputy said. An argument ensued, punches were thrown, a person was shoved down stairs and the brawl grew until security broke it up, the deputy added.

The injured combatants declined medical attention and both sides accused the other of throwing the first punch.

n A 29-year-old South Lake Tahoe man reported his 1987 brown Ford Taurus stolen after he loaned it to a friend who didn’t return it, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

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