Woman threatens to jump into traffic
STATELINE, Nev. – A 31-year-old Stateline woman was taken into protective custody Monday after she threatened to jump into traffic on Highway 50 near the Glenbrook post office as a deputy cited her for a speeding violation shortly before 5 p.m.
According to reports, the woman was traveling 20 mph over the 45-mph speed limit when Deputy Edward Jasperson initiated a traffic stop.
As he was talking to her from the passenger’s side window, she became argumentative and said, “I’m just going to jump in front of the next car.”
He said she unbuckled her seat belt and moved to open the door.
Jasperson said he reached into the vehicle, grabbed her right wrist, and removed the ignition keys so she couldn’t drive away with him hanging out of the car.
He held her wrist until she agreed to calm down and buckled her seat belt.
She refused to leave the vehicle and called Douglas dispatch with her cell phone to complain the deputy had assaulted her by grabbing her wrist.
Eventually, she exited the car on her own, but resisted Jasperson as he tried to handcuff her.
A second deputy arrived and the woman calmed down on her way to jail but continued to talk about how she does dangerous outdoor sports hoping to kill herself.
She was booked at the Lake Tahoe jail for a mental health evaluation and charged with obstructing an officer and speeding.