Search for alleged drunken driver locks down South Tahoe High School |

Search for alleged drunken driver locks down South Tahoe High School

Adam Jensen
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The search for a suspected drunken driver caused the lockdown of South Tahoe High School Tuesday morning, April 5.

Around 9 a.m. a California Highway Patrol Officer spotted a man between the ages of 50 and 60 riding erratically on a black Harley-Davidson on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, said CHP spokeswoman Ruth Loehr. The man allegedly fled from law enforcement officers on the motorcycle, losing his helmet in the process. He eventually ditched the bike near Sierra Garden Apartments and fled on foot, Loehr said.

Law enforcement officers on the ground and a California Highway Patrol helicopter joined the search for the man, but were unsuccessful in locating him.

California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the case.

In Other News

South Lake Tahoe police are investigating a suspected hit and run that took place around 1 p.m. March 24 at the intersection of James Avenue and 11th Street. A 35-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was allegedly traveling about 40 mph northbound on James Avenue when she failed to stop and struck another vehicle, said Lt. Brian Williams. The woman allegedly left the scene of the crash, but was located farther west on James and interviewed, Williams said. The driver who was struck complained of pain following the incident. The case has been forwarded to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

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