Icy roads thwart fleeing driver on South Shore, California Highway Patrol says | SierraSun.com

Icy roads thwart fleeing driver on South Shore, California Highway Patrol says

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” A driver who tried to flee after a traffic stop on Sunday didn’t get far before spinning out and crashing into a snowbank, authorities said.

A California Highway Patrol officer pulled over the green Isuzu Rodeo around 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Emerald Bay Road, said CHP Sgt. Terry Lowther. The driver and his passenger weren’t wearing seat belts, Lowther said.

The driver sped off onto the sidestreets near the convenience store, but quickly spun out on the icy road, Lowther said. He was apprehended near the corner of 10th Street and Roger Avenue. There were no reports of injuries.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and having a suspended license, and on a misdemeanor warrant, Lowther said.

The passenger was released with two dogs that were in the vehicle, and the Isuzu was towed.

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