Subaru loses tire; driver and passenger arrested
At 9:15 p.m. March 22, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy heard a “loud grinding” noise as a blue Subaru drove west past the officer on Pioneer Trail, according to a sheriff’s office report.
After making a U-turn to pull behind the vehicle, the deputy noticed the Subaru was riding on three tires and a rim, dragging a part of the missing tire beneath, the report states.
The deputy pulled the car over and discovered the female driver was on searchable probation out of Sacramento County, the report stated.
Upon searching the vehicle, the deputy reportedly found a Marlin 30/30 lever-action rifle in the trunk of the car.
The driver was arrested and booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
While deputies searched the Subaru, the passenger was placed in the back seat of a deputy’s vehicle.
The man showed signs of being under the influence and continued yelling after being repeatedly told by officers to be quiet, according to the report.
The man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and booked into El Dorado County Jail.
The case was forwarded to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for review.