Man arrested for allegedly hitting a car and fleeing the scene |

Man arrested for allegedly hitting a car and fleeing the scene

Police arrested a 43-year-old South Lake Tahoe man last week on suspicion of fleeing from the scene of a traffic collision and driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly hit a car occupied by three high school-age girls.

At about 12:45 p.m. March 17, police received a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Julie Lane and Lake Tahoe Boulevard. A gray Mitsubishi Lancer allegedly turned left in front of a Subaru Impreza driven by one of the girls, said Lt. Marty Hale.

The driver of the Lancer allegedly left the scene before contacting authorities or the occupants of the Impreza.

Police arrested the driver of the Lancer after a witness to the collision followed the Lancer and blocked the car from leaving from a residence on Julie Lane.

One of the girls ” the front seat passenger ” suffered a bloody nose and lip as a result of the collision and was treated at the scene. The driver of the Impreza has also reported neck pain following the collision, according to police.

In addition to the driving-related charges, the man was also arrested on suspicion of violating probation out of Sacramento, Hale said.

” At about 2 a.m. Saturday El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old man for being drunk in public near the intersection of Highway 50 and Elks Club Road.

The man ” who was soaking wet despite the dry conditions ” was allegedly waving down traffic in the area, according to a deputy’s report.

The man said he had taken four shots of tequila at a party and left when the party got “weird,” according to the report.

Deputies located the residence where the man had been and determined no crime had been committed at the party.

” At about 6 p.m. Saturday Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 40-year-old South Lake Tahoe man for allegedly walking out of the Round Hill Safeway with $75.67 worth of merchandise he did not pay for.

Deputies also found approximately 12 grams of marijuana and a Methadone pill on the man when they arrested him, according to a deputy’s report.

The man said he took the merchandise because he was hungry and wouldn’t have enough money to buy food until he received a pay check the following day, according to the report.

” Police arrested a 38-year-old resident of Oaxaca, Mexico last week for allegedly possessing cocaine for sale and obstructing a police officer.

At about 11 p.m. March 18, police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Stewart Way. When police arrived the man allegedly fled out the back door of the residence.

Police later found the man on the 3600 block of Spruce Avenue and observed him throwing a tinfoil-wrapped object.

Police arrested the man after determining the object was approximately 9.5 grams of cocaine.

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