Motorhome driver leads deputies on chase at Lake Tahoe

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County sheriff’s deputies have arrested the driver of a motorhome who led officers on a 30-mile (48-kilometer) chase at Lake Tahoe before crashing into a building in Minden.

Authorities say the RV crossed into Stateline on U.S. Highway 50 with no headlights on shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies began pursuit and chased the RV past Cave Rock, over the Spooner Summit and down the highway before turning south on U.S. 395.

The RV continued to flee with punctured tires before it hit a building and came to a stop in Minden.

Christopher Debastiani of Alturas, California was being held Monday on $102,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, speeding and destruction of property.

It wasn’t clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.

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