Northwoods accident leads to DUI arrest |

Northwoods accident leads to DUI arrest

Staff reportsTruckee police and California Highway Patrol officers worked together Thursday to arrest a suspected drunk driver who allegedly crashed into another vehicle near on Donner Pass Road before flipping his truck on the offramp to Highway 89 north. Police were alerted to an erratic driver in a white Nissan pickup truck on Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. Witnesses said the driver did not stop at an intersection and was weaving into the opposite lane, according to police.As police were responding they received a second call reporting the pickup had struck a vehicle after failing to stop at the intersection of Northwoods Boulevard and Donner Pass Road. No one was injured in the crash, according to Truckee Police Sgt. Jason Litchie. The driver of the vehicle that was struck followed the pickup onto Interstate 80 going east. He reported that the Nissan rolled over on the ramp to Highway 89 north.Truckee Police and Highway Patrol arrived at the scene and arrested Nicholas Bird of Santa Cruz on suspicion of drunk driving.Truckee police investigated the hit and run accident at Northwoods Boulevard and arrested Bird on a hit and run charge.During the arrest Bird became combative and spit at officers, according to Truckee Police. Police hobbled Bird and placed a spit hood on his head to prevent him from attacking officers.He was taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital for a blood test to determine the alcohol level in his system and he was booked into the Truckee jail.

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