No tallights leads to stolen vehicle arrest

A 40-year-old Reno man was jailed on charges of driving a stolen vehicle and being intoxicated after he was stopped on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville because the vehicle had no rear lights.

Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell pulled over Guy Roy Lamerson on Dec. 2 near Ray May Way as the suspect was driving a Jeep Cherokee south.

Howell said the vehicle passed him traveling 65-70 mph in a 55-mph zone and had no taillights or license plate lights.

Howell said he noticed the vehicle had no ignition and the vehicle smelled of alcohol.

The vehicle was reported stolen from Reno.

Deputies found an open 24-ounce beer on the passenger floorboard. The rear license plate was taped to the rear lift gate and had no registration tag.

Lamerson was taken to Douglas County Jail where a preliminary breath test indicated his blood-alcohol content was .112, over the legal limit of .08 for driving in Nevada.

According to reports, Lamerson told Howell he didn't steal the vehicle, that it was left on property where he was staying in Reno and he was taking the Jeep to Bishop, Calif.

He also told Howell he had served time in prison for stolen vehicles and escape.

Lamerson is to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday. He was jailed on $13,000 bail.


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