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Motorist arrested after little bottles of booze found in car

Adam Jensen

Failure to maintain lanes led to a litany of allegations against a 50-year-old man described as a transient in a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy report.

At about 10:05 p.m. Aug. 10, the man – who was driving a white BMW – crossed over a lane marker while eastbound on Highway 50 near the Round Hill Safeway parking lot, the deputy’s report indicates.

The man then turned into the Sam’s Place parking lot and was pulled over by the deputy, who discovered two mini-bottles of alcohol in the front seat of the BMW, according to the report.

Although the driver refused to take a breath test or perform field-sobriety tests, his behavior during the traffic stop led the deputy to believe the man was under the influence of alcohol, according to the report.

The man – who previously was convicted of driving under the influence in 2006 – was arrested on suspicion of failing to maintain lane, driving under the influence, failing to provide proof of insurance, driving on a suspended license and having an open container.

The BMW had been reported stolen out of Carson City earlier that day, according to the report.

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The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

— Two hikers were rescued by El Dorado County Search and Rescue personnel last weekend after getting lost returning from Echo Peak on the Tamarack Trail, according to a report by an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy.

At about 10 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a report of the lost hikers – a 43-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man – and a CALSTAR helicopter was dispatched to the scene.

The helicopter located the pair – who were unprepared to stay in the wilderness overnight – at about 12:42 a.m. Monday.

The two, who were uninjured, were escorted back to the Tamarack trailhead by Search and Rescue ground crews, arriving there at about 3:15 a.m. Monday.

— A 23-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested at about 12:10 a.m. Aug. 13 after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped on suspicion of speeding near the intersection of Highway 50 and Warrior Way.

The man was arrested on an outstanding warrant alleging he failed to obtain a substance-abuse evaluation and pay required fines from Carson Municipal Court, according to a report from a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy.

The man also was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer for allegedly providing multiple names and birthdates to the deputy.