Woman arrested after high-speed chase
A 49-year-old Sacramento woman took authorities on a high speed chase that started at South Lake Tahoe and ended in a ditch outside Meyers, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
Kwang Sun Pietz was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on a felony of evading police charge when she allegedly avoided police and El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies in her 1998 Ford Taurus, the officer said.
Speeds reached over 75 mph within city limits, and 100 mph past the outskirts.
The chase ended when Pietz crashed her Taurus in a six-foot ditch near Gunmount on Highway 50, police said.
Pietz reportedly told authorities she was speeding because she thought they were out to kill her, just like people killed her husband, police said.
It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in Pietz’s behavior.
In other news:
n J. David Nick, a San Francisco attorney, filed an August complaint alleging El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies in Placerville sexually assaulted, battered and inflicted emotional distress on a medical marijuana patient near the end of August 2001.
The complaint, alleges, among other things, that when a female deputy transported a Placerville man to jail after a search warrant found 91 marijuana plants and 1,471 grams of marijuana, three male deputies assaulted the man’s mentally disabled girlfriend.
Sheriff Hal Barker was unavailable for comment late Thursday.
n John Ferrer, an 18-year-old South Lake Tahoe man, was taken into custody on charges of battery, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism after he allegedly attacked a 17-year-old with a baseball bat, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
Ferrer reportedly broke the rear window of a 1984 Cadillac, police said.
n Andre Warden was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary and failing to register as a sex offender when he allegedly stole four jackets and a backpack from two clothing stores on Tuesday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
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