Truckee man arrested for drugs after I-80 accident |

Truckee man arrested for drugs after I-80 accident

Staff reports

A Truckee man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs after he overturned his car on eastbound Interstate 80 at the Sierra-Nevada County line, according to the CHP.

The driver, Jacob P. Dunn, 20, was driving three other male passengers at an unknown speed just after midnight on Friday. He came upon a sweeping left turn on the freeway, failed to negotiate the turn and went off the south side of the roadway, according to reports.

He continued on the wide dirt shoulder and attempted to return 2004 Honda Civic to the freeway but the vehicle rotated to the left and struck the guardrail. The vehicle damaged 72 feet of guardrail, overturned and stopped in the middle eastbound lane, according to CHP reports.

Dunn suffered major head injuries and was transported to Washoe Medical Center by helicopter. The right front passenger, Michael J. Karvonen, 19 of Truckee, was moderately injured in the accident and was transported by ambulance to Washoe. The rear two passengers Ð both 19, both Truckee residents Ð were not injured in the collision.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Dunn was arrested by the CHP after drug recognition experts, trained officers who know the objective symptoms of drugs, determined he was under the influence, according to Public Affairs Officer Kirk Bromell.

The CHP is still awaiting a toxicology report to know if Dunn was under the influence and, if so, which drug he was taking, Bromell said. The drug recognition experts could not release what type of drugs they believe Dunn was under the influence of, he said..

It is unknown whether the passengers were under the influence of drugs, Bromell said.

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