New Year’s Eve peaceful in Truckee | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

New Year’s Eve peaceful in Truckee

Nik Dirga, Sierra Sun

Truckee and North Lake Tahoe welcomed 2002 in a fairly quiet manner, local law enforcement reported.

Despite the heavy crowds drawn to the area due to enormous snowfall, police reported few major incidents.

In town, the Truckee Police Department reported an extraordinarily calm New Year’s Eve, without a single drunk driving arrest in town limits.

“We didn’t get one DUI,” said TPD Cmdr. Scott Berry. “And they were trying, because I told them we wanted some.”

Support Local Journalism

The Truckee station of the California Highway Patrol had 80 percent of its officers available for New Year’s Eve.

Only two DUI arrests were made by the CHP in the Truckee area, and they also responded to two traffic accidents between 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

“It was a very quiet New Year’s,” Berry added. “We’ve had a lot of traffic and a lot of tourists over the past weeks, but they’ve been well-behaved.”

Maybe all the revelers had left Truckee: New Year’s Eve celebrations in downtown Reno drew more than 40,000 people, while over 60,000 hit the casino corridor in South Lake Tahoe.

While no major accidents were reported on the California side of the Tahoe basin, there were two fatalities on the Mount Rose Highway near Incline Village.

A 69-year-old Incline Village man died of undetermined causes after a rollover on Dec. 27.

The next day, a 48-year-old Reno man was struck and killed by a flatbed truck as he stood on Mount Rose Highway near Apollo Way.


 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User