Suspect in motorhome chase back in Nevada to face charges

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A 47-year-old California man who was arrested after he led officers on a wild mountain highway chase in a motorhome at Lake Tahoe has been returned to Nevada to face charges after he failed to show up at a court appearance in January.

Christopher Debastiani of Alturas reached speeds of 80 mph (128 kph) before he crashed into a building in August about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away in Douglas County.

Authorities say he skipped out on a hearing in Douglas County District Court Jan. 15 on charges including felony eluding.

The Record-Courier reports he’s been held in the county jail on $10,000 bail since he was returned to the county Feb. 23.

Debastiani denies any wrongdoing. It’s not clear if he has an attorney or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.

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Information from: Gardnerville Record-Courier, http://www.recordcourier.com

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