Man with several DUI convictions arrested in Truckee for another one |

Man with several DUI convictions arrested in Truckee for another one

Staff report
Bradley Arthur Deboer
Courtesy Nevada County Jail |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Nevada man was arrested Thursday near downtown Truckee on suspicion of felony drunken driving, police said.

According to a statement Friday, July 15, from the Truckee Police Department, the bicycle patrol unit spotted Bradley Arthur Deboer, 65, of Tonopah, Nev., driving a white Chevrolet pickup in the area of Donner Pass Road and Bridge Street at about 7:15 p.m. during the Truckee Thursdays street party in downtown.

“The bicycle patrol unit observed the pickup truck turn left across a pedestrian filled sidewalk and park on the railroad tracks,” according to TPD. “Officers contacted … Deboer … and quickly determined Deboer was likely driving while intoxicated.”

Deboer was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and based on “several convictions for the same offense within the past 10 years,” he faces two felony DUI charges and one misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspected license.

“Thanks to the quick reaction of our bicycle patrol unit, we were able to protect the public from a potentially tragic scenario occurring during Truckee Thursdays,” TPD Capt. Rob Leftwich said in a statement. “As an organization, we remain committed to our promise to reduce alcohol related crimes within Truckee and tonight’s efforts only serve to reinforce that commitment.”

Deboer was booked Thursday evening in Nevada County Jail on $75,000 bail. As of Tuesday, he remained jailed.